Sex, machines, The Chair, etc

hi, all!

I am sorry that I have been so bad at maintaining this Substack lately. I don’t really have many good excuses, except for these: I fell in love and remain in love, which is a time-consuming proposition, requiring me to spend lots of time staring into someone’s eyes and affectionately explaining why he’s completely wrong about Rawls; I’m reintegrating into society and therefore have less of a reason to exist on the internet; I’m trying to write a book, a dissertation, and a lot of book reviews; my computer is broken, so I have to borrow my partner’s computer in order to write anything at all, including this; and I feel I’ve ceded all autonomy/humanity when I don’t read for the sheer pleasure of it for at least a while everyday (review-reading can, of course, be pleasurable, but it doesn’t count because it isn’t exactly autonomy-conferring). In sum, I am struggling to do all the things I should be doing. To those paying for my thoughts about MacIntyre, I promise there will be more of those soon; I would understand if you stopped paying. In the meantime, I wrote….

about Amia Srinivasin’s The Right to Sex, Martha Nussbaum’s Citadels of Pride, and Katherine Angel’s Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again for the Boston Review: https://bostonreview.net/philosophy-religion-law-justice-gender-sexuality/becca-rothfeld-pleasure-and-justice

about Meghan O’Gieblyn’s God, Human, Animal, Machine for the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/books/review/the-fate-of-the-self-in-the-age-of-clicks.html

Annnnnd, very briefly, and much to the chagrin of some Super Fans on Twitter, about the shiny new Netflix series, The Chair, for The Drift: https://www.thedriftmag.com/mentions/

More soon!!! Thanks for reading!!!!