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Date(s) - April 24, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

LSC 300, Lory Student Center

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Please join for this public lecture with CSU alumna (B.S., Psychology & Philosophy 2012) on Wednesday, April 24, at 4 pm in LSC 300.

“Toxic positivity” is an everyday term that has gained popularity since the pandemic; Colloquially, toxic positivity is a phenomenon where individuals are criticized because of their relentless positive emotions. Toxic positivity presents a challenge for philosophers studying emotion: what’s wrong with feeling positive? I think ethicists should work on understanding toxic positivity because it is being used as a new form of ethical criticism; when someone is acting toxically positive they are acting ethically badly.