Metaphysical Supernaturalism and Morally Worthy Actions


  • Bruno Niederbacher SJ University of Innsbruck



This article is an attempt to solve the question whether there is a version of metaphysical supernaturalism that grants both: first, that moral facts depend in a metaphysical strong way on God, and second, that agnostics and atheists are nevertheless able to perform morally worthy actions. The solution that is developed in this paper builds on a distinction between the proximate and the remote goodmakers of actions. It is argued that the proximate goodmakers of actions can be cognized also by the non-believer and that such knowledge or justified belief of the proximate goodmakers might be sufficient to perform morally worthy actions.



How to Cite

Niederbacher SJ, Bruno. 2016. “Metaphysical Supernaturalism and Morally Worthy Actions”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (3):59-73.