09 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Pursuit of Knowledge Comes from Being Free

For it is owing to their wonder that men now both begin and at first began to philosophize; they wondered originally at the obvious difficulties, then advanced little by little and stated difficulties about the greater matters, e.g. about the phenomena of the moon and those of the sun and the stars, and about the genesis of the universe. And a man who is puzzled and wonders thinks himself ignorant (whence even the lover of myth is in a sense a lover of wisdom, for myth is composed of wonders)...
Folksonomies: pursuit of knowledge
Folksonomies: pursuit of knowledge
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From Aristotle's "Metaphysics". We pursue science not for Utilitarian ends, but for itself.