“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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Immigration, Identity, Islam 17, Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen. This is not simply to xlercs that there are many anti-intellectual elements in society: Alain Finkielkraut The Defeat of the Mind 36, La trahison des clercs is one of those phrases that bristle with hints and associations without stating anything definite. I nthe French trahispn Julien Benda published his famous attack on the intellectual corruption of the age, La Trahison des clercs.

Feuer Ideology and the Ideologists 42, Enlightenment looks to culture as a repository of values that transcend the self, postmodernism looks to the fleeting desires of the isolated self as the only legitimate source of value.


Julien Benda – Wikipedia

Published New York ; London: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The process of disintegration has lately become an explicit attack on culture.

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These 7 locations in All: Flinders University Central Library. Such ideals have not ces well in the twentieth century: The innovation of contemporary culture is to have obliterated the distinction between the two. 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.

The Frankfurt School Marxists Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno gave an exemplary but by no means uncharacteristic demonstration of one strain of this brand of anti-rational animus in the mids.

Among other things, that exhibition demonstrated the extent clerxs which the apotheosis of popular culture undermines the very possibility of appreciating high art on its own terms. In other words, the real treason of the intellectuals was not that they countenanced Callicles but that they championed him.

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And given the continuing echo in our own time of the problems he anatomized, the relevance of his observations to our situation can hardly be doubted. Moreover, Benda survived the German occupation of France, —, and the Vichy regime despite being a Jew dds having called the Germans “one of the plagues of the world”. Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is.


In closing, bitterly, he concludes: The litany that Finkielkraut recites is familiar:. National Library of Australia. This translation is still in print from Norton. Partisan in its claims for disinterestedness, juluen is ruthless in its defense of intellectual high-mindedness. Peter Viereck Shame and Glory of the Intellectuals 47, Login to add to list. Lists What are lists?

The Undoing of Thought resembles The Treason of the Intellectuals stylistically as well as thematically. Only an ignoramus who believed that there were important distinctions, qualitative distinctions, between the barbarian and the civilized man could possibly think of objecting. Its release at this time should overcome that neglect.

Michael Hudson Killing the Host 38, Open to the public ; F or confirmation of this, one need only glance at the pronouncements of our critics. Of course, the attack on distinctions that Finkielkraut castigates takes place not only among cultures but also within a given culture.