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The Feeling Intellect

Selected Writings

Edited and with an Introduction by Jonathan B. Imber
Collected here for the first time, these writings demonstrate the range and precision of Philip Rieff’s sociology of culture. Rieff addresses the rise of psychoanalytic and other spiritual disciplines that have reshaped contemporary culture.

430 pages | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1990

Philosophy: General Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Religion: Religion and Society

Sociology: General Sociology

Table of Contents

Freud and Psychoanalysis
1. Reflections on Psychological Man in America
2. The American Transference: From Calvin to Freud
3. Ernest Jones’s Biography of Freud
4. Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria
5. On the Sexual Enlightenment of Children
6. On Studies in Parapsychology
7. Further Reflections on Freud and Psychoanalysis
8. Fourteen Points on "Wilson"
9. Kairos in Freud’s Thought "
10. Intimations of Therapeutic Truth
11. Freud Will Fade Only from Faddists’ Minds
Religion and Politics
12. Disraeli: The Chosen of History
13. The Theology of Politics
14. On Franz Rosenzweig
15. On Leon Trotsky
16. Judaism and Democratic Action
17. Adolf Harnack’s History of Dogma
18. The Evangelist Strategy
19. John T. McNeill’s A History of the Cure of Souls
20. Paul Tillich’s Systematic Theology
21. Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man
22. Eros Cross-Examined
Political Faiths and Their Futures
23. George Orwell and the Post-Liberal Imagination
24. On Religion and Power
25. A Jesuit Looks at Proudhon
26. Socialism and Sociology
27. Nineteenth-Century European Positivism
28. T. G. Masaryk’s The Social Question
29. Aesthetic Functions in Modern Politics
30. The Culture of Unbelief
Intellectuals and Education
31. Max Weber’s "Science as a Vocation"
32. The Case of Dr. Oppenheimer
33. Kelly Miller’s Radicals and Conservatives
34. Education and the Priestly Lie
35. Emile Durkheim’s Education and Sociology
36. From Clergyman to Don
37. The Function of the Social Sciences and Humanities in a Science Curriculum
38. The Cultural Economy of Higher Education
Character and Culture
39. Reynard the Fox: A Preface for Parents
40. A Character Wrecked by Success
41. The Impossible Culture: Wilde as a Modern Prophet
42. Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization
43. The Life and Death of Death
44. Charles Horton Cooley’s Social Organization
45. Cooley’s Human Nature and the Social Order
46. Cooley and Culture
47. Toward a Theory of Culture: With Special Reference to the Psychoanalytic Case
48. By What Authority?
49. For the Last Time Psychology
Bibliographica Rieffiana

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