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Julien Benda

Moreover, Benda survived the German occupation of France, —, and the Vichy regime despite being a Jew and having called the Germans “one of the plagues of the world”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Benda is now best remembered for his short book La Trahison des Clercsa work of considerable influence. In other projects Wikiquote.

Julien Benda La Trahison Des Clercs

Yet he believed that science was superior to literature as a method of inquiry. In closing, bitterly, he concludes: 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.

Most of the titles in the bibliography below were published during the last three decades of Benda’s long life; he is emphatically a 20th-century author. Benda defended the measured and dispassionate outlook of classical civilizationand the internationalism of traditional Christianity.

He disagreed with Henri Bergsonthe leading light of French philosophy of his day.

Retrieved from ” https: Trzhison was republished in as The Treason of the Intellectuals with a new introduction by Roger Kimball. Julien Benda 26 December — 7 June was a French philosopher and novelist.

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This page was last edited on 7 Januaryat Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Closing this work, Benda darkly predicts that the augmentation of the “realistic” impulse to domination of the material world justified by intellectuals into an “integral realism” risked producing an all-encompassing species-civilization which completely ceased “to situate the good outside the clerfs world”.

It was translated into English in by Richard Aldington ; the U. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Redirected from La Trahison des Clercs.

Human aspirations, specifically after power, would become the sole end of society. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient xownload citations.

He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times [1] and one time for the Goncourt Prize.

Julien benda la trahison des clercs pdf

Views Read Edit View history. Born into a Jewish family in ParisBenda became a master of French belles-lettres.

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