Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 101 (3):431-453 (2020)

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Nir Ben-Moshe
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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I offer a novel two-stage reconstruction of Hume’s general-point-of-view account, modeled in part on his qualified-judges account in ‘Of the Standard of Taste.’ In particular, I argue that the general point of view needs to be jointly constructed by spectators who have sympathized with (at least some of) the agents in (at least some of) the actor’s circles of influence. The upshot of the account is two-fold. First, Hume’s later thought developed in such a way that it can rectify the problems inherent in his Treatise account of the general point of view. Second, the proposed account provides the grounds for an adequate and well-motivated modest ideal observer theory of the standard of virtue.
Keywords David Hume  Ideal Observer  Constructivism  General Point of View  Common Point of View  Standard of Taste
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12319
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