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About: David Hooker

Residing in Arizona, David was educated at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (Masters in Music), Vienna’s Hochschule für Musik, and Nazarene Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). He has been drawn to the great millennia-old “conversation” of philosophy – from the pre-Socratics to the present – his entire life. David has worked as a professional Musician, Bandleader, and Music Director most of his life, working with a wide variety of excellent musicians, stars, and semi-stars. He has enjoyed traveling the globe working for various elite cruise lines. Dave loves great music, books, films, long healthy walks, and world travel.

Recent Posts by David Hooker

Reflections on the Brevity of Life

By David Hooker, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Weekly “Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” So said  the 17th Century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes in his magnum opus, Leviathan. It is a stark and negative statement, to be sure. Of course, Hobbes had in mind that the life of ordinary people would go much better under

Three Pre-Socratics You’ve Likely Never Heard Of

By David Hooker, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom As I read and re-read the philosophers, tragedians, poets, and other commentators of the ancient world, I am constantly amazed. The insights they came up with regarding natural and speculative philosophy, nature (and human nature), and the universe oftentimes drop my jaw! More than anything else, it’s stunning

Love and Strife: Empedocles’ Universe

By David Hooker, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Who hasn’t looked up into a sky full of stars and wondered what our place is in this vast universe? What is the nature of this environment we find ourselves living in? Are there underlying substances to this “stuff” that makes up our world? For the contemplative among

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