“Knowledge has value not for its truth, but for its use.”
That was always his attitude, she thought of her father as she rubbed her eyes then dove back into her pile of Latin texts.
There was something calming about learning the dead and unchanging language and culture that had contributed so much to modern thought. There seemed to be a purity to the great Roman thinkers, a pursuit of knowledge for its truth. Truth is absolute, and it is the foundation of rational thought.
She wondered if her dad considered these things. He seemed too smart not to have.