The Triumph of the Therapeutic by Philip Rieff

This book explores the shift in Western society from a community-oriented, moralistic perspective to a more individualistic, therapeutic one. The author argues that the rise of psychotherapy and the decline of traditional religious authority have led to a culture that values self-fulfillment and personal happiness over communal responsibility and moral duty. He suggests that this shift has profound implications for the future of society, as it undermines the shared values and beliefs that hold communities together.

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