|Aristotle's Thoughts on Knowledge
Aristotle points out that the
curiosity for knowledge, and the curiosity of knowledge is the essence of philosophy itself.
"For it was their curiosity that first led men to philosophize and that still leads
them." Aristotle believes that all philosophers try to overcome ignorance, and pursue knowledge for its own sake
and not merely for the practical utility of it.
Aristotle, who has been called the
father of formal logic, shows us that the importance of logic, as a tool, in the quest for
knowledge is as he says that, "the philosopher, who examines the most general
features of primary being must investigate also the principles of reasoning."