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My concerns, along with my beliefs, give me a distinctive point of view on the world. If we are to have an agent’s reasons suit her in a way that reflects her point of view, then fitting her reasons to her conative states is on the short list of ways of explaining how her reasons suit her. Subjectivism has a better, simpler, more general, and more individualized account of how a person’s reasons are responsive to her particular point of view than rival accounts. 29 To my mind, the best way to accommodate this last point, without simply embracing subjectivism whole hog, would be to go hybrid.
It is true that according to the full traditional Kantian doctrine, all agents necessarily have reason to be moral. But that this is the case hinges on there being something like an internal contradiction or non-moral incoherence in an agent whose maxim is nasty or unkind. To the extent we are persuaded that there is no such internal contradiction or incoherence in being nasty, the Kantian apparatus does not vindicate the conclusion that all have a reason to avoid brutality. Kantian views claim we have such reasons because there is a non-moral contradiction in immoral action.
That is, to accept that subjectivist considerations provide reasons quite generally, but claim that other considerations, such as morality, do so as well. Such a hybrid view could capture much of the agent- relativity that subjectivism has to offer while more straightforwardly accounting for the significant reason everyone has to be decent to others. To my mind, such hybrid views are the most promising threat to full subjectivism. But such views concede a fair amount of ground to subjectivism, they are less unified than subjectivism, they owe an account of how to trade off the one sort of value for the other, they have tended to be under-specified so that assessing them is difficult, and they need to offer an interpretation of the non-subjectivist component.