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Rieff, Philip 1922-2006

Works: 91 works in 456 publications in 3 languages and 13,593 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Creator, pre
Classifications: BF173, 150.1952
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Rieff
The triumph of the therapeutic : uses of faith after Freud by Philip Rieff( Book )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication in 1966, The Triumph of the Therapeutic has been hailed as a work of genuine brilliance, one of those books whose insights uncannily anticipate cultural developments and whose richness of argumentation reorients entire fields of inquiry. This special fortieth-anniversary edition of Philip Rieffʹs masterpiece, the first volume in ISI Booksʹ new Background series, includes an introduction by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn and essays on the text by historians Eugene McCarraher and Wilfred McClay and philosopher Stephen Gardner. -- Publisher description
Freud, the mind of the moralist by Philip Rieff( Book )

64 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in English and German and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dora : an analysis of a case of hysteria by Sigmund Freud( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in English and Swedish and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appealing and intelligent eighteen-year-old girl to whom Freud gives the pseudonym "Dora" is the subject of a case history that has all the intrigue and unexpected twists of a first-rate detective novel. Freud pursues the secrets of Dora's psyche by using as clues her nervous mannerisms, her own reports on the peculiarities of her family, and the content of her dreams. The personalities involved in Dora's disturbed emotional life were, in their own ways, as complex as she: an obsessive mother, an adulterous father, her father's mistress, Frau K., and Frau K.'s husband, who had made amorous advances toward Dora. Faced with the odd behavior of her family and friends, and unable to confront her own forbidden sexual desires, Dora falls into the destructive pattern of a powerful hysteria. in this influential and provocative case history, Freud uses all his analytic genius and literary skill to reveal Dora's inner life and explain the motives behind her fixation on her father's mistress. -- from back cover
On intellectuals : theoretical studies, case studies by Philip Rieff( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three case histories by Sigmund Freud( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accustomed to the severest criticism from every quarter, Freud knew he would be reviled for publishing case histories like these, in which sexual questions are discussed with utter frankness and the organs and functions of sexual life are called by their proper names. Yet today his histories are recognized works of genius, combining brilliant scientific insight with a compelling literary style. The first patient the reader meets in these studies is the "Rat Man," a military officer to whom the rat symbolizes money, sexual disease, sexual organs, and, in fact, himself. The second subject is Dr. Daniel Paul Schreber, a German judge who believed not only that he was a woman but that he was the wife of God. The third, a wealthy young Russian is famous as the "Wolf Man." His unconscious fear of his father was manifested in a completely incapacitating wolfphobia. Freud portrays these unhappy men in engrossing detail, but perhaps his greatest achievement come in making them sympathetic human beings rather than merely bizarre personalities. -- from back cover
Fellow teachers by Philip Rieff( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delusion and dream : and other essays by Sigmund Freud( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four essays on daydreaming, poetry, fairy-tales, etc., as potential dream material, including full text of W. Jensen's "Gradiva", a short novel which is analyzed in the title essay
Freud : the mind of the moralist by Philip Rieff( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Sigmund Freud( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charisma : the gift of grace, and how it has been taken away from us by Philip Rieff( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charisma has come to be understood as a special gift or talent possessed by celebrities--artists, athletes, political leaders--a quality that makes them objects of universal appeal or attraction. Sociologist Rieff explores the evolution of this compelling concept within Judeo-Christian culture, from the covenant between God and the Israelites: charisma--religious grace and authority--was given to the Old Testament prophets, and embodied by Jesus. Rieff shows how St. Paul transformed charisma into a form of social organization, how it was reworked by Protestant theologians, and, finally, how Max Weber redefined charisma as a secular political concept. In emptying charisma of its religious meaning, the modern perception is stripped of moral considerations. Invoking Kierkegaard, Weber, Kafka, Nietzsche, and Freud, Rieff argues that without morality, the gift of grace becomes indistinguishable from the gift of evil, devolving into a license to destroy in the name of ideology--part of the deepest level of crisis in our culture.--From publisher description
The feeling intellect : selected writings by Philip Rieff( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General psychological theory : papers on metapsychology by Sigmund Freud( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories on paranoia, masochism, repression, melancholia, the unconscious, the libido, and other aspects of the human psyche
Character and culture by Sigmund Freud( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life among the deathworks : illustrations of the aesthetics of authority by Philip Rieff( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With My life among the deathworks: Illustrations of the aesthetics of authority, the renowned cultural theorist and Freud scholar Philip Rieff inaugurates a trilogy that signals the summation of his scholarly lifework. With this series, Sacred Order/ Social order, Rieff both continues and supersedes the lines of thought that characterize the earlier, influential works upon which his reputation was forged
Sexuality and the psychology of love by Sigmund Freud( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud's discovery of the preeminent role of sex in creating neuroses resulted in theories that changed the thinking of the world. He was a champion of greater sexual understanding in a society that only whispered the words he used out loud. This pioneering study of the nature of sexuality and love remains a monumental achievement. The importance of sexuality and infantilism in shaping individual destiny sets the general theme for these groundbreaking studies. Elaborating his now-famous frustration theory, Freud dramatically illustrates how a person's sexuality can be stifled to the point of neurosis by a sex-scared society. With utter frankness, he explains various aspects of homosexuality, incest, frigidity, impotence, masochism, sadism, and fetishism. Here is Freud at his most brilliant, raising the curtain on a new era of sexual and social awareness -- Publisher description
Therapy and technique by Sigmund Freud( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellow teachers : of culture and its second death by Philip Rieff( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript with manuscript annotations of his book, first published by Harper & Row in 1973. The text for the more complete typescript version runs approximately 272 pages, although included are photocopies (not annotated) of pages 243-309 of a later typed version
The history of the psychoanalytic movement, and other papers by Sigmund Freud( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in parapsychology by Sigmund Freud( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral choices in contemporary society by Philip Rieff( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader, which contains 135 primary source readings about morality, is one of several college-level instructional materials developed to supplement a nationwide newspaper course on moral issues in contemporary society. The authors represent a diverse group including theologians, psychologists, politicians, professional athletes, lawyers, and educators. The moral issues are explored from all viewpoints. They cut across differences in social class, level of education, and ethnic origin. Content, presented in 16 chapters, includes issues of sexual morality, abortion, aging, international and domestic politics, law, crime, pornography, racism, science, business, and education. Some of the readings such as William Graham Sumner's "Respect or Contempt for the Aged" are scholarly essays; others such as Linda Wolfe's "Playing Around" are personal statements of life experiences. Because the content focuses on contemporary moral issues, the majority of the readings are contemporary. Some, such as Max Weber's "Science and Politics," are classics with universal relevance. (Av)
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Freud, the mind of the moralist
Alternative Names
Philip Rieff American sociologist

Philip Rieff Amerikaans schrijver (1922-2006)

Philip Rieff sociòleg estatunidenc

Philip Rieff sociólogo estadounidense

Philip Rieff sociologue américain

Rieff, Philip

Rieff, Philipp

Rieff Philipp 1922-2006

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English (307)

German (8)

Swedish (1)

Freud, the mind of the moralistDora : an analysis of a case of hysteriaThree case historiesCollected papersCharisma : the gift of grace, and how it has been taken away from usThe feeling intellect : selected writingsGeneral psychological theory : papers on metapsychologyMy life among the deathworks : illustrations of the aesthetics of authoritySexuality and the psychology of love