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The issues in this dissertation reside at the intersections of, and relationships between, topics concerning the meaning of generic generalizations, natural language modality, the nature and role of moral principles, and the place of supererogation in the overall structure of the normative domain. In 'Generics and Weak Necessity', I argue that generics—exception-granting generalizations such as 'Birds fly' and 'Tigers are striped'—involve a covert weak necessity modal at logical form. I arguedoi:10.17630/10023-19244 fatcat:wwjpwbbkjrf4rb267j6ujx377i