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user-inactivated  ·  4040 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nietzsche on Socrates and the universal greed for knowledge

I really do think the desire to know is ingrained in us. It may have been effectively stamped out in some people (one of the greatest crimes), but it was there at birth. I know the Greeks agreed, and they were the living embodiment of that desire for many years.

Underwhelmed  ·  4031 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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.