The Contested Idea of Equality

Zohar Atkins joins the Tikvah podcast to discuss the long and intricate history of equality.
Zohar Atkins, Jonathan Silver
Dr. Zohar Atkins is a former Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is also a former member of the inaugural cohort of North American David Hartman Center Fellows and is the founder of Etz Hasadeh. He holds a DPhil in Theology from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and semikha from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. He received both

Jonathan Silver

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

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