How can learning about the past contribute to our well-being? And why might we become more interested in the past as we age? Historian Darrin McMahon discusses these topics in the context of his most recent book on History and Human Flourishing (Oxford 2022).
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Darrin M. McMahon is the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History at Dartmouth and the author or editor of seven books, including Happiness: A History (Atlantic), which has been translated in into 14 languages, and most recently, History and Human Flourishing (Oxford). A regular contributor to the national and international press, he serves on the advisory board of the Humanities and Human Flourishing project (humanitiesandhumanflourishing.org), which is devoted to harnessing the arts and humanities in the service of enhancing human well-being.
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