The Philosopher Volunteer
is an adaptation of Plato’s famous ‘Philosopher King’ ideology. Plato wanted
society to be ruled by a wise and learned philosopher king. It is tough to
argue with Plato, but this book aims to establish that it is easier to create
an alternative, the philosopher volunteer.
world faces four mega crises:
Depletion of natural resources.
answer to these mega crises is the philosopher volunteer. Twenty-first century
philosophy must integrate ancient Indian philosophy, classical Greek philosophy
and the philosophy of empirical science. This book seeks to argue why that is
Abraham is a practicing pediatrician presently working in Kerala. He has great
passion for environmental and poverty-related issues, and volunteers for the
same in his spare time. He has worked to propagate organic farming, and has
conducted school health programs as part of a small voluntary effort to build a
sustainable world. He maintains a website —www.yuvabharat.org to discuss his
ideas and the voluntary work that he is doing.
is also a keen observer of current affairs, and obsessively scours news
webpages and forums on the Internet. Endless surfing online has given him the
insight and knowledge with which he has written this book.
strongly believes that volunteerism is a powerful tool to change the world.
Even if just a small fraction of the population spares their time for social
issues, there can be profound change effected for the better good.