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What do we really understand by "knowledge"? And what do we want when we want "knowledge"?
Nietzsche says nothing more than this:

"Something strange shall be traced back to something familiar".

The Familiar:
The things to which we are accustomed, our routine, our everyday rules, so that we might feel at home, so that we are no longer surprised by anything.

Our need to know is merely the desire to find among all the strange and unknown objects and people and The Invisible, something which "no longer disturbs us". It is the instinct of fear which creates our thirst for knowledge.

"Is the rejoicing of the man of knowledge not precisely the rejoicing of the feeling of security re-attained?"

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