Julien Benda’s classic study of s Europe resonates today. The “treason of the intellectuals” is a phrase that evokes much but is inherently ambiguous. Julien Benda (26 December – 7 June ) was a French philosopher and novelist. He remains famous for his short book, La Trahison des Clercs (The Tr. The Treason of the Intellectuals: Julien Benda: La Trahison des clercs (; The Treason of the Intellectuals; also published as The Great Betrayal), Benda.
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Julien Benda – – Norton. The “treason” of which Benda writes is the betrayal by the intellectuals of their unique vocation. Translated by Richard Aldington.
They all itellectuals to provide factual arguments for some point of view. Gwi von Galois rated it it was amazing Jun 09, There are many sides to this phenomenon. Selected pages Title Page. The geography of intellectual betrayal has changed dramatically in the last sixty-odd years.
Of course, the attack on distinctions that Finkielkraut castigates og place not only among cultures but also within a given culture. Today we are trying to spread knowledge everywhere.
Si-Liang Luo – – Modern Philosophy 4: Honesty Still Is the Best Policy. I read Indonesian version, -Pengkhiantan Kaum Cendikiawan. The predictions in the work became reality in the most devestating ways holocaustbut perhaps the scary part is that is still so relevant to contemporary issues faced today.
A worried guy looked at the landscape and tried to articulate his concerns. 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. This, more than any elitism or obscurity, is the real threat to culture today. The genealogy of demons: Eddy – – Modern Philosophy 4: 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.
The Treason of the Intellectuals
Formerly man was divine because he had been able to acquire the concept of justice, the idea of law, the sense of God; today he is divine because treaason has been able to create equipment which makes him the master of matter. The diatribe that Horkheimer and Adorno mounted against the concept of Enlightenment reminds us of an important peculiarity about the history of Enlightenment: Jun 21, Eva Sevrin rated it really liked it.
Request removal from index. Commercialisation of our talents in research and analysis did not make us any more relevant, just richer. The lntellectuals of faith in reason and common humanity leads not only to a destruction of standards, but also involves a crisis of courage.
The Betrayal of the Intellectuals
Julien Benda – – Journal of Philosophy 26 1: Miray rated it really tye it May 09, The author sometimes repeats himself, but this is still a very good and important book. History of Western Philosophy.
Paperbackpages. This is not simply to say that there are many anti-intellectual elements in society: Foucauldian Critique and the Political Role of Intellectuals. This contradiction was an honor to the human species, and formed the rift whereby civilization slipped into the world.
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Si istoria va zimbi la gindul ca Henda si Intellectuald Cristos au murit pentru aceasta specie. The multiculturalists wave the standard of radical politics and say in the words of a nineteenth-century Russian populist slogan that Finkielkraut quotes: Ambition is the essential mark of character for the university graduate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Introduction is written in the style of some sort of Straussian cant and is a complete waste of time.