“In , the French essayist Julien Benda published his famous attack on the intellectual corruption of the age, La Trahison des Clercs. [He used] “clerc” in “the . Before the appearance of the English translation of La Trahison des clercs in ,1 Julien Benda had been known only to restricted groups of. American. Julien Benda () is known to specialists in French litera- ture and . 10Rene Etiemble, “Avant-Propos,” to Julien Benda, La Trahison des clercs (Paris .

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Of course, the attack on distinctions that Finkielkraut castigates takes place not only among cultures but also within a given culture. These 7 locations in All: Beginning with Benda, Finkielkraut catalogues several prominent strategies that contemporary intellectuals have employed to retreat from the universal. In the broadest terms, The L of Thought is a brief for the principles of the Enlightenment.

The “treason” of which Benda writes was the betrayal by the intellectuals of their unique vocation. juliwn

It is this mature form of Enlightenment, championing reason but respectful of tradition, that Finkielkraut holds up as an ideal. Recensie s -It is rich, quirky, erudite, digressive, and polemical.


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Login to add to list. Verkoop door Thomas de Koning. The geography of intellectual betrayal has changed dramatically in the last sixty-odd years. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

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Welke opties voor jouw bestelling beschikbaar zijn, zie je bij het afronden van de bestelling. The Undoing of Thought resembles The Treason of the Intellectuals stylistically as well as thematically.

In which mixed marriages are forbidden and polygamy encouraged? This eds was last edited on 19 Decemberat This, more than any elitism or obscurity, is the real threat to culture today. Samenvatting Julien Benda’s classic study of the European s resonates today. When the distinction between culture and entertainment is obliterated, high art is orphaned, exiled from the only context in which its distinctive meaning can manifest itself: Partisan in its claims for disinterestedness, it is ruthless in its defense of intellectual high-mindedness.

To a large extent, the abdication of reason demanded by multiculturalism has been the result of what we might call the subjection of culture to anthropology. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.


Be the first to add this to a list. Inintellectuals still had something definite to betray. What about those cultures in which the testimony of one man counts for that of two women? This fraud is the dirty secret that our cultural commissars refuse to acknowledge.

And given the continuing echo in clerds own time of the problems he anatomized, the relevance of his observations to our situation can hardly be doubted. The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. This is not simply to say that there are many anti-intellectual xlercs in society: Other Authors Aldington, Richard, Here again, the anthropological imperative has played a major role.

What Benda found novel was the accreditation of such cynicism by intellectuals.

The Treason of the Intellectuals

Skip to content Skip to search. Liefhebbers van Julien Benda bekeken ook. In other words, the real treason of the intellectuals was not that they countenanced Callicles but that dea championed him. The University of Melbourne Library.