Julien Benda Quote

What these thinkers despise in the man of study is precisely the man who … does not predicate the capture of its environment by the species, or who, if he does predicate it, as the scientist does by his discoveries, retains for himself only the joy of knowledge and abandons the practical exploitation of his discoveries to others.


p. 148 - Treason of the Intellectuals (1927)

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What these thinkers despise in the man of study is precisely the man who … does not predicate the capture of its environment by the species, or...

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What these thinkers despise in the man of study is precisely the man who … does not predicate the capture of its environment by the species, or...

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What these thinkers despise in the man of study is precisely the man who … does not predicate the capture of its environment by the species, or...

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What these thinkers despise in the man of study is precisely the man who … does not predicate the capture of its environment by the species, or...