Social Equality with Jessica Flanigan


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Social or relational egalitarians believe that humans should treat one another as equals. They’ll often point to democracy as the most realistic means of achieving their political goals in an egalitarian way. And this makes sense in theory. Everyone gets a vote, everyone gets an equal say. My guest today argues that democracy might not actually be the most equitable way of making decisions in a society. Jessica Flanigan is a philosopher at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, and she says that egalitarians might want to rethink their commitment to democracy.

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Links to people and ideas mentioned in the show

  1. Jessica Flanigan, “Social Equality and the Stateless Society


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Gin Boheme” by Blue Dot Sessions

Borough” by Blue Dot Sessions

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