Ivan Bertona (CC0)
Historian Darrin McMahon traces ideas around happiness from classical antiquity to the modern age. He says the Founding Fathers equated happiness with virtue instead of pleasure.
Professor McMahon was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and Yale University, where he received his PhD in 1998. He is the author of Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2001), and Happiness: A...Read more
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