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Podcast: Zohar Atkins on the Contested Idea of Equality

June 20, 2022 | By: Zohar Atkins

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The idea of equality has a long and intricate history, one that the philosopher, rabbi, and writer Zohar Atkins joins this podcast to discuss. In conversation with Mosaic Editor Jonathan Silver, he looks at how various thinkers in the Western intellectual tradition have thought about equality. Together, they discuss thinkers as various as Plato and Aristotle, Augustine and Luther, and Hobbes, Rousseau, and Hayek. Through it all, their point of departure is the foundation of the Western canon: the Hebrew Bible.

Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble.

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