The Return of Socrates

By Sujith Vijay

Psychology & philosophy | Paperback, eBook


A contemporary reading of The Republic by Plato, showing its relevance to politics and society in the present era, and an accessible introduction to the timeless questions of personal and political ethics that philosophers have studied for 2500 years. During the journey we will meet Kurt Vonnegut, Dr. Strangelove, Wilfred Owen, Monty Python, Atticus Finch, Quentin Tarantino, Holden Caulfield, Adrian Monk and Paul Cohen, among others.



Dr. Sujith Vijay is a mathematician working in the areas of combinatorics and number theory. He has published 15 research articles in leading international journals and has taught 20 undergraduate courses at Rutgers University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram over a period of ten years. He was one of the coaches of the UIUC team for the Putnam Exam in 2008 and 2009, and a member of the interview panel for the KVPY scholarship examinations in India in 2013 and 2014. He is the author of five books, namely Secondary School Algebra, Sports Trivia Challenge, The Return of Socrates, Solving the Trolley Problem & Monetary Policy.


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Dr. Sujith Vijay is a mathematician working in the areas of combinatorics and number theory. He has published 15 research articles in leading international journals and has taught 20 undergraduate courses at Rutgers University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram over a period of ten years. He was one of the coach...


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