Philip Rieff, 1922-2006
Philip Rieff died last Saturday in Philadelphia. Rieff was a sociologist best known for his examination of the social consequences—especially the moral consequences—of the assimilation of the ideas of Freud into modern culture.
In 1989 the University of Chicago Press published a collection of Rieff’s essays, The Feeling Intellect: Selected Writings, edited by Jonathan B. Imber. We have also kept in print two of Rieff’s most influential works: Freud: The Mind of the Moralist and The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud.