UTILITARIANISM, CONSEQUENTIALISM AND MAKING ROOM FOR SUPEREROGATION by NORA GRIGORE

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Abstract. I am discussing three strategies of fitting supererogation within
consequentialist frameworks, namely Slote’s (1984) and Scheffler’s (1994). My main claim is that not only the utilitarian or consequentialist framework is modified to accommodate supererogation, but also the concept of supererogation suffers transformations in the process. It is therefore questionable if the theories discussed manage indeed to make room for the commonsensical moral intuitions carried by the concept of supererogation.

Keywords: Ethical Theories, Supererogation, Consequentialism, Optimization, Satisficing.

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