Mariana Alessandri
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Mariana Alessandri is assistant professor of philosophy and affiliate faculty in Mexican-American studies and gender and women’s studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Her work has been published in The New York Times and New Philosopher, among others.

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Mood and emotion
Against cheerfulness

Practising the Greek virtues of wisdom and courage is one thing. But being cheerful the American way borders on psychosis

Mariana Alessandri

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