Socrates Schouten is researcher and writer in the field of the circular economy and the commons. At the beginning of 2016 he wrote the book 'De circulaire economie' (The Circular Economy, published by Leesmagazijn) about ecological thinking and the philosophy of the commons.
Socrates worked at several social organisations in the field of sustainability, recycling, green politics and change in the way economics are approached in The Netherlands, such Recycling Netwerk, Bureau de Helling, Qoin and Platform Duurzame en Solidaire Economie (PDSE). At PDSE he was responsible for the campaign ‘De Grote Transitie’ (The Big Transition). Socrates studied environmental sciences at the TU Delft and the University of Leiden.
Socrates works as fellow at Waag Society at projects such as Open Planbureau ('Open Planning Bureau').