Benda, Julien

   writer, philosopher
   Born in Paris, Benda first published his writings in 1898 in La Revue blanche, in which he proclaimed himself a "Dreyfusard by reason." In his writings, and especially in his essays, Le Bergsonisme, ou une philosophie de la mobilité (1912) and La France byzantine (1945), Benda, who was connected for a time with Charles Péguy and contributed to Cahiers de la quinzaine, condemned the philosophers who based their thinking on intuition and emotion, in particular, Henri Bergson. In 1927, he published his major work, La Trahison des clercs, a manifesto on the necessity of devotion to the absolute truth, which he felt his contemporaries had betrayed. He called upon fellow intellectuals to be "administrators of abstract justice" and defenders of democratic rationalism, and not submit to temporal or even spiritual authorities. Benda later reiterated these themes in other works, including an autobiographical trilogy, La Jeunesse d'un clerc (1936), Un régulier dans le siècle (1938), and Exercise d'un enterré vif (1946).

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