“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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The implications for intellectual life today are transparent, and this long unavailable classic of European thought should interest all those who teach and who preach the human sciences. Benda is now best remembered for his short book La Trahison des Clercsa work of considerable influence.

The treason of the intellectuals & “The Undoing of Thought”

In closing, bitterly, he concludes: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links This single location in Western Australia: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

A frequent point of reference is the eighteenth-century German Romantic philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder. Partisan in its claims for disinterestedness, it is ruthless in its defense of intellectual high-mindedness. This is not simply to say that there are many anti-intellectual elements in society: You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

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Flinders University Central Library. In which female circumcision is practiced? It was republished in as The Treason of the Intellectuals with a new introduction by Roger Kimball.


The diatribe that Horkheimer and Adorno mounted against the concept of Enlightenment reminds us of an important peculiarity about the history of Enlightenment: These online bookshops told us they have this item: This polemical essay argued that European intellectuals in the 19th and 20th century had often lost the ability to reason dispassionately about political and military matters, instead becoming apologists for crass nationalism, warmongering and racism.

Julien Benda – Wikipedia

Be the first to dew this to a list. One clear indication of the change was the attack on the Enlightenment ideal of universal humanity and the concomitant glorification of various particularisms.

Weiss De esthetica van het verzet 25, Verkoop door Thomas de Koning. Only an ignoramus who believed that there were important distinctions, qualitative distinctions, between the barbarian and the civilized man could possibly think of objecting.

Physical Description xii, p. There are many sides to this phenomenon. This, more than any elitism or obscurity, is the real threat to culture today. juluen

trahison des clercs – Wiktionary

To a large extent, the abdication of reason demanded by multiculturalism has benad the result of what we might call the subjection of culture to anthropology. Bezorgopties We bieden verschillende opties aan voor het bezorgen of ophalen van je bestelling.

This fraud is the dirty secret that our cultural commissars refuse to acknowledge. This is the undoing of thought. Among other things, this means that it is a brief for the idea that mankind is united by a common humanity that transcends ethnic, racial, and sexual divisions. This single location julin South Australia: The English translation, The Treason of the Intellectuals1 sums it up neatly.

Joep Leerssen Spiegelpaleis Europa 9, The book itself is well known without being known well. These 7 locations in All: English Author Benda, Julien, Patricia Loncle Youth participation in Europe 89, Such ideals have not fared well in the twentieth century: Historically, the Enlightenment arose as a deeply anti-clerical and, perforce, anti-traditional movement. Other suppliers National Library of Australia – Copies Direct The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of dez item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions.


From the time of the pre-Socratics, intellectuals, in their role as intellectuals, had been a breed apart. Skip to content Skip to search. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition.

Alle prijzen zijn inclusief BTW en andere heffingen en exclusief eventuele verzendkosten en servicekosten. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Bekijk de hele lijst. The attack on the universal went forward in social and political life as well as in the refined precincts of epistemology and metaphysics: But the dispersal of these particular chimeras has provided no inoculation against kindred fabrications: F or confirmation of this, one need only glance at the pronouncements of our critics.

The process of disintegration has lately become an explicit attack on culture. Lists What are lists? Benda defended the measured and dispassionate outlook of classical civilizationand the internationalism of traditional Christianity.