Edward B. Titchener Quote

Knowledge is the product of leisure. The members of a very primitive society have no time to amass knowledge; their days are fully occupied with the provision of the bare necessities of life. But as soon as a community begins to accumulate wealth, and so becomes able to support a leisured class (priests, instructors of rich men's children), an opportunity is created for those who desire knowledge to devote their lives to its acquirement. Out of this 'curiosity to know' science is born.


Edward B. Titchener, An Outline of Psychology (1916), p. 1.

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Knowledge is the product of leisure. The members of a very primitive society have no time to amass knowledge; their days are fully occupied with the...

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Knowledge is the product of leisure. The members of a very primitive society have no time to amass knowledge; their days are fully occupied with the...

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Knowledge is the product of leisure. The members of a very primitive society have no time to amass knowledge; their days are fully occupied with the...

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Knowledge is the product of leisure. The members of a very primitive society have no time to amass knowledge; their days are fully occupied with the...