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(noun) the act of performing more than is required by duty, obligation, or need

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supererogation
supererogatory



the United States might have seemed to many a conservative country, making the founding of the magazine an act of “supererogation,” as the Catholic reactionary put it, in fact it was anything but: it was a bold counterstroke against liberal hegemony.

—p.28 From Margins to Mainstream (23) by Doug Henwood
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7 years ago


the totally supererogatory outbursts of Capital

relateable tbh - i write this way too, when editors don't stop me

—p.218 Not: Marxism as 'Organised Sarcasm' (209) by Richard Seymour
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5 years, 7 months ago


contradictions and superpluses, the unconscious, the unsayable. They are not supererogatory to reality: to the contrary. Nor ca they be so to those who strive to change it.

—p.117 Silence in Debris: Towards an Apophatic Marxism (115) by China Miéville
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5 years, 8 months ago


there is something distinct about social sadism in modern capitalism, and in neoliberalism in particular. This is surplus cruelty in a specific sense, sadism supererogatory in relation to the – conjunctural, contested – ‘functional’ requirements of the system

—p.27 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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2 years, 8 months ago


if it is prized in people who have to do it surely it would be a supererogatory virtue in someone who wasn’t even married.

—p.231 by Helen DeWitt
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1 year, 9 months ago


To reinvent the wheel of the rose window would be a supererogatory chore.

from a poem by Rachel Hadas

—p.408 Pomework: An Exercise in Occasional Poetry (385) missing author
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2 months, 4 weeks ago