Foundations of Morality

This is the Philosophy Senior Seminar for Fall 2014, team-taught by Dr. Ferry and Dr. Dodsworth.  We will be asking questions about the sources and foundations of morality.  What, for example, can be said in defense of the basic maximizing principle of consequentialism?  On the other hand, what can be said in defense of Kantian-style non-consequentialist intuitions?  What are moral obligations?  Whence do they come?  Can a moral system be dependent upon God (e.g., divine commands, divine intentions, or the divine-human relationship more broadly) in a way that provides answers to some of these questions?