Philosophy Word of the Day – Supererogatory

Above and beyond the call of duty. Although agents are not obliged by the dictates of ordinary morality to perform supererogatory acts—extraordinary feats of heroism or extreme deeds of self-sacrifice, for example—they may be commended for doing so. Normative theories that demand the performance of the best possible action in every circumstance render supererogation impossible by identifying the permissible with the obligatory.

(Via Philosophical Dictionary)

Have you performed any supererogatory acts lately?  If so, you deserve praise. : )  Feel free to share them.


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