Metaphysical Supernaturalism and Morally Worthy Actions

Authors

  • Bruno Niederbacher SJ University of Innsbruck

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.v8i3.1686

Abstract

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.

Published

2016-09-23

How to Cite

Niederbacher SJ, Bruno. 2016. “Metaphysical Supernaturalism and Morally Worthy Actions”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (3):59-73. https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.v8i3.1686.