Julien Benda


Related Overviews

Henri Bergson (1859—1941) French philosopher


André Gide (1869—1951) French novelist, essayist, and critic

Paul Valéry (1871—1945) French poet, essayist, and critic

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature


Quick Reference


French essayist and critic. An acerbic and passionate advocate of disinterested contemplation and analysis, Benda promoted a universalistic morality based on fixed abstract principles, and an idealist, anti‐pragmatic, anti‐subjective ...

Subjects: Literature.

Reference entries