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Underwhelmed  ·  4031 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nietzsche on Socrates and the universal greed for knowledge

Man's thirst for knowledge is no mystery as his survival depends on his capacity for reasoning. All goal setting and planning depend on acquiring knowledge. Knowledge gathering is in man's nature and a requirement for survival, unless a man chooses to live as an animal.