Eyas's Blog

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Month Archives for June 2015

Thinking about conservative attitudes to civil rights issues of the Modern Day

As a Middle Eastern expat, I'm in the position of observing a more diverse spectrum of reactions and attitudes to advancements in civil rights. The United States Supreme Court ruling on Orbergefell v. Hodges generated a lot of such reactions. As I think of the long arc of the moral universe, I feel it is more and more important to bring to light a few issues that the many social conservatives…

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Exploring the non-recursive arguments for Social Justice, pt. 1

For liberal laypersons, our justification of progressive social policies, as well as our defense for social justice issues in general is often recursive . I discussed this previously, in “I am right, therefore…” —a common pattern of imposing our beliefs on others is often to presuppose that they are right ; an unconvincing argument to the other party, but often difficult to detect because the…

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