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

Who knows if in centuries to come there will not be universities for re-establishing our former ignorance? Liefhebbers van Julien Benda bekeken ook. In which female circumcision is practiced?

Joep Leerssen Spiegelpaleis Europa 9, Lists What are lists? When hatred of culture becomes itself a part of culture, the life of the mind loses all meaning.

These 2 locations in Victoria: Open to the public. Benda is now best remembered for his short book La Trahison des Clercsa work of considerable cleercs. And Finkielkraut, like Benda and, indeed, like Montaignetends to proceed more by collage than by demonstration.

In other words, the real treason of the intellectuals was not that they countenanced Callicles but that they championed him. The Undoing of Thought resembles The Treason of the Intellectuals stylistically as well as thematically. Alain Finkielkraut The Defeat of the Mind 36, National Library of Australia. Reviews Schrijf een review.


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Welke opties voor jouw bestelling beschikbaar zijn, zie je bij het afronden van de bestelling. The book itself is well known without being known well. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. It is this mature form of Enlightenment, championing reason but respectful of tradition, that Finkielkraut holds up as an ideal.

In which slavery flourishes? Finkielkraut notes that the rhetoric of postmodernism is in some ways similar to the rhetoric of Enlightenment. La trahison des clercs is one of those phrases that bristle with hints and associations without stating anything definite. T he Treason of the Intellectuals is an energetic hodgepodge of a book.

Weiss De esthetica van het verzet 25, Such ideals have not fared well in the twentieth century: Open to the public ; From the time of the pre-Socratics, intellectuals, considered in their role as intellectuals, had been a breed apart. One clear indication of the change was the attack on the Enlightenment ideal of universal humanity and the concomitant glorification of various particularisms.

Verkoop door Thomas de Koning. I nthe French essayist Julien Benda published his famous attack on the intellectual corruption of the age, La Trahison des clercs. 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: 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.


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The Treason of the Intellectuals

But the dispersal of these particular chimeras has provided no inoculation against kindred fabrications: Other Authors Aldington, Richard, And this brings bemda to the question of freedom. This contradiction was an honor to the human species, and formed the rift whereby civilization slipped into the world. Public Traison login e.

Z Book English; French Show 0 more libraries In the broadest terms, The Undoing of Thought is a brief for the principles of the Enlightenment. The University uulien Melbourne Library. The University of Melbourne.

In his new introduction, Roger Kimball quotes from a contemporary, Alain Finkielkraut, who recalls in haunting words the essence of The Treason of the Intellectuals. Of course, the attack on distinctions that Finkielkraut castigates takes place not only among cultures but also within a given culture. Be the first to add this to a list. 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.