philosopher Voltaire suggests that even though an ignorant person may be much happier than a learned philosopher, we nevertheless madly prefer the despair of philosophy to the happy contentment of ignorance. Is this true? And if it is, why do we prefer knowledge of happiness? Give specific arguments from your reading, videos, and references to substantiate your view.
Textbook: Manuel Velasquez’s Philosophy, A Text With Readings-13th edition. Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778) was a prolific writer, philosopher, poet and pamphlets, and the preeminent figure of the eighteenth-century French Enlightenment.