Philip Rieff (December 15, 1922 – July 1, 2006) was an American sociologist and cultural critic, who taught sociology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1961 until 1992. He was the author of a number of books on Sigmund Freud and his legacy, including Freud: The Mind of the Moralist (1959) and The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud (1966). He was married for eight years in the 1950s to Susan Sontag, during which their son, David Rieff—a writer and editor of his mother's personal journals—was born. His second wife—and widow—Alison Douglas Knox, died December 12, 2011.
- Works 1
- Notes 2
- Further reading 3
- External links 4
- Freud: The Mind of the Moralist. Viking Press, 1959.
- Collected Papers of Sigmund Freud (ed.). Collier Books, 1963.
- The Triumph of the Therapeutic. Harper & Row, 1966.
- Fellow Teachers. Harper & Row, 1973.
- The Feeling Intellect. University of Chicago Press, 1990.
- My Life Among the Deathworks. University of Virginia Press, 2006.
- Charisma. Pantheon, 2007.
- The Crisis of the Officer Class. University of Virginia Press, 2007.
- The Jew of Culture. University of Virginia Press, 2008.
- Glenn, David. "Prophet of the 'Anti-Culture', Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2005; courtesy link, accessed December 11, 2010.
- Imber, Jonathan B. (ed.). Therapeutic Culture: Triumph and Defeat. Transaction, 2004.
- Manning, Philip. Freud and American Sociology. Polity Press, 2005.
- Zondervan, A. A. W. Sociology and the Sacred. An Introduction to Philip Rieff's Theory of Culture. University of Toronto Press, 2005.
- Beer, Jeremy. Pieties of Silence, The American Conservative
- Philip Rieff correspondence at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries