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The Good Brahmin and French Philosopher Voltaire Why study philosophy? In his short story, The Good Brahmin, the eighteenth-century French 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 to 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.