Video: Right Ideas: Philip Rieff

National Association of Scholars

Philip Rieff was a sociologist and cultural critic, best known for his The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud. Recently, there has been a revival of interest in Rieff’s work, especially as critiques of modern therapeutic culture have become more widely adopted.

In this “Right Ideas” webinar, we discuss Philip Rieff and his relevance to contemporary conservative thought. The webinar features Jerry Muller, Professor Emeritus of History at Catholic University of America, and J.D. Haltigan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry Child & Adolescent Division at the University of Toronto. The discussion will be moderated by John Sailer, Research Fellow at the National Association of Scholars.

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