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  1. Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity.Darrin M. McMahon - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history--the Enlightenment--as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it (...)
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  2. History and human flourishing.Darrin M. McMahon (ed.) - 2023 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    What is the value of history for life? And how, if at all, might historians and their work contribute to human flourishing and well-being? Those are the straightforward, if capacious, questions that the distinguished contributors to this volume were asked to consider. The essays gathered here represent their responses. Each essay considers the value of history for life and its connections to human flourishing from a different standpoint and perspective. The answers are often deeply personal, but collectively they concur in (...)
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    The History of Happiness and the Contemporary Happiness Studies.".Darrin M. McMahon - 2009 - In Amitava Krishna Dutt & Benjamin Radcliff (eds.), Happiness, Economics and Politics: Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Edward Elgar. pp. 25--32.
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    What are enlightenments?Darrin M. Mcmahon - 2007 - Modern Intellectual History 4 (3):601-616.
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