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How Modern Psychology Undermines Freedom and Responsibility: A Conversation with Theodore Dalrymple

with Theodore Dalrymple

Frequent Law and Liberty contributor Theodore Dalrymple discusses with Richard Reinsch his latest book, Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality. Dalrymple, a former psychiatrist in the British prison system, diagnoses modern psychology’s tendency to enable its subjects or is it objects to engage in self-absorption not self-examination. The ultimate effect of various psychological schools, Dalrymple observes, is that of an acid eating away the responsibility and freedom of the human person. His solution: a return to literature, and with that, a return to the authenticity and realism of human action and its limitations.

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on July 07, 2015 at 21:18:18 pm

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on July 11, 2015 at 18:09:10 pm

Dalrymple is no Thomas Szasz. He is no friend of liberty.

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Nicolas
on July 12, 2015 at 21:00:36 pm

Szasz is no Dalrymple and he CERTAINLY was no friend of liberty

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William Miller
on August 23, 2015 at 04:38:46 am

What do you expect? Dalrymple was/is a state sponsored psychiatrist. A servant of those who oppose liberty.

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