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11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 3. Value of Knowledge

[importance and need for knowledge in humans]

7 ideas
True opinions only become really valuable when they are tied down by reasons [Plato]
The only real evil is loss of knowledge [Plato]
The most important things in life are wisdom and knowledge [Plato]
Knowledge is not power! Ignorant people possess supreme authority [Schopenhauer]
Most people treat knowledge as a private possession [Nietzsche]
The value and truth of knowledge are measured by success in activity [Dewey]
Truth is valuable, but someone knowing the truth is more valuable [Zagzebski]