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The notion of supererogation—going above and beyond the call of duty—is typically discussed in a moral context. However, in this paper, we argue for the existence of rationally supererogatory actions: that is, of actions that go above and beyond the call of rational duty. In order to establish the existence of such actions, we first need to overcome the so-called paradox of supererogation. That is, we need to provide some explanation for why, if some act is rationally optimal, it is not thedoi:10.17863/cam.43250 fatcat:b7fha6j6evgj7etcgcrw54oydu