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Instituto de Filosofía

Seminario sobre Supererogación - Stefano Biancu

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El Instituto de Filosofía te invita a un seminario el próximo día jueves 16 de enero a las 16:00 hrs., en la sala Seminario 1 del Instituto, en que el profesor Stefano Biancu expondrá sobre la SUPEREROGACIÓN, con una charla titulada “El deber más allá del deber”.

El profesor Biancu es enseña ética en la Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA) de Roma; es el director de la revista Munera: Rivista Europea di Cultura, y está visitando nuestro instituto por todo el mes de enero.

Por otro lado, el prof. Biancu es el coordinador en su universidad del Doctorado en Humanismo Contemporáneo, en el que nuestra universidad, junto con la Australian Catholic University (ACU) y el Institut Catholique de Paris, participan. 

 

 

 

Abstract

The mínimum required and the máximum necessary – (Beyond) the call of duty

 

Although generally evaluated in morally positive terms, some moral actions (and attitudes) are not considered to be strictly due. The moral tradition has coined a technical term to call them –

 "supererogatory" (or "supererogation"). Since J.O. Urmson’s famous article Saints and Heroes (1958), a vast debate has been in progress in the Anglo-Saxon philosophical tradition on the nature of supererogation.

Compared to the “minimum necessary” that cannot and must not be missing – i.e. the area of ​​what is due – supererogation can be considered as a "maximum". It goes beyond what is strictly required and is therefore generally considered to exceed the sphere and the competences of ethics. The aim of my presentation is to show that this “maximum” exceeds a certain figure of duty, but not the duty itself. It therefore configures, in all respects, an ethical phenomenon.

Starting from the problem of supererogation, it seems to me that new perspectives are open on ethics in general and on duty in particular.