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On curiosity.

“Curiosity implies a certain immoderation, a certain necessary excess. That is precisely what makes it a passion: it is amoral and follows its own laws, which is why society insists on taming it in various ways.” –Helga Nowotny, “The Dilemma of Curiosity and Its Use“

“Curiosity implies a certain immoderation, a certain necessary excess. That is precisely what makes it a passion: it is amoral and follows its own laws, which is why society insists on taming it in various ways.”

–Helga Nowotny, “The Dilemma of Curiosity and Its Use