philosophers

  • How to Not Fear Death, According to Socrates

    How to Not Fear Death, According to Socrates

    Socrates didn’t fear death. Even though he met a gruesome demise (he was executed by the state for the alleged crime of corrupting Athenian youth), Socrates didn’t flee or plead before his executioner. If we are to take his beliefs and teachings — that death is an inevitability that might be good, actually — to…