#120- The Triumph of the Therapeutic Part 2

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Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Philip Rieff’s book The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud.

Thanks to Freud, idioms of therapy have successfully invaded the education and religious spheres.

Scott says, "If Freudianism is around us and some of his bedrock assumptions are that man is sick because he questions the meaning and value of life and "objectively neither has any existence" we need to consider whether or not he should be seeping on in."

Rieff documents with devastating insight the ways in which truth has been displaced as a value and replaced by psychological effectiveness. Karl adds, "If you're stuck in Freudianism, there's no right or wrong."

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