Wrestling with Nostalgia

Dylan Skurka
5 min readAug 26, 2019
“The Death of Socrates” by Jacques-Louis David

While Socrates anticipated his death penalty in a prison cell, his students were bewildered as to how their teacher could remain so calm in the face of such a terrifying situation. The great philosopher’s reply was equally mystifying as it was straightforward: those who are wise prepare their whole lives for death, and so, they have nothing to fear when that time finally comes.

Dylan Skurka

Just someone who likes writing about the philosophy of music and the music of philosophy.