• University of Padua
    Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
    Post-doctoral fellow
University of Padua
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
PhD, 2016
Areas of Specialization
Normative Ethics
Areas of Interest
Normative Ethics
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    Supererogation and the Limits of Moral Obligations. Guest Editor’s Preface
    Etica and Politica / Ethics and Politics 19 (1): 221-224. 2017.
    Do moral obligations include all the good that can be possibly achieved? Does every instance of the good always entail obligatory performance? Supererogation is a moral concept that tries to address this claim, by pointing out the existence of a category of morally relevant good acts that go beyond the call of duty. Paradigmatic examples of this category of acts are represented by deeds of heroism and sanctity, where the agent is sacrificing herself in order to bene…Read more
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    Why Proximity Matters for the Concept of Supererogation
    Etica and Politica / Ethics and Politics 19 (1): 291-307. 2017.
    The concept of supererogation is strictly correlated with duty, since its peculiar value is defined by acts that go beyond our regular obligations. This paper highlights the importance of proximity (relational closeness) in allowing the proper theoretical space to supererogation. As a matter of fact if we broaden our sense of duty, the possibility to perform supererogatory acts correspondingly decreases. Special obligations emphasize how difficult acts of supererogation are to perform if we stan…Read more
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    This volume deals with some of the major issues in contemporary moral philosophy. The core metaethical argument illuminates the structure of a moral system and emphasizes the importance of a phenomenological attitude toward the moral subject. From this starting point, further questions (typically addressed in normative ethics) arise: “How does moral deliberation work?” “How is moral justification possible?” “What is moral pluralism?” “How do we give an account of supererogatory acts?” Regarding …Read more
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    Following the Wrong Example: The Exclusiveness of Heroism and Sanctity
    Etica and Politica / Ethics and Politics 10 (2): 89-104. 2018.
    Are ordinary moral agents able to follow the moral lead of heroes and saints? In her Exemplarist Moral Theory Linda Zagzebski provided an exemplarist account to morality grounded on admiration. She focused her research on three possible kinds of exemplar: the saint, the hero and the sage. In this paper, I hold that there are at least two possible ways of following an exemplar (inference and strict emulation). Furthermore, I will try to show that when we take morally exceptional agents (in p…Read more