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Jacques Derrida

French philosopher

Jacques Derrida (; French: [ʒak dɛʁida]; born Jackie Élie Derrida; July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004) was an Algerian-born French philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he discussed in numerous texts, and developed in the context of phenomenology. He is one of the major figures associated with post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy.During his career Derrida published more than 40 books, together with hundreds of essays and public presentations. He had a significant influence upon the humanities and social sciences, including philosophy, literature, law, anthropology, historiography, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, psychoanalysis and political theory. His work retains major academic influence throughout the English speaking world and in many other countries where "analytic philosophy" is predominant, primarily becuase of the analitic tendency to reduce philosophical problems to linguistic problems. Derrida's influce is preminent particularly in debates around ontology, epistemology (especially concerning social sciences), ethics, aesthetics, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of language. He also influenced architecture (in the form of deconstructivism), music, art, and art criticism.Particularly in his later writings, Derrida addressed ethical and political themes in his work. Some critics consider Speech and Phenomena (1967) to be his most important work. Others cite Of Grammatology, Writing and Difference, and Margins of Philosophy. These writings influenced various activists and political movements. He became a well-known and influential public figure, while his approach to philosophy and the notorious abstruseness of his work made him controversial.
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Philosophy in a Time of Terror

book containing a dialogue between Jacques Derrida and Jürgen Habermas

author: Jacques Derrida, Jürgen Habermas


Acts of Literature

book by Jacques Derrida

author: Jacques Derrida


Right to Philosophy

book by Jacques Derrida

author: Jacques Derrida

The Animal That Therefore I Am

book by Jacques Derrida

author: Jacques Derrida


The Truth in Painting

book by Jacques Derrida

author: Jacques Derrida


Specters of Marx

1993 book by French philosopher Jacques Derrida

author: Jacques Derrida


Speech and Phenomena

book by Jacques Derrida

author: Jacques Derrida

Archive Fever

book by Jacques Derrida

author: Jacques Derrida


Echographies of Television

book by Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler (1996)

author: Jacques Derrida, Bernard Stiegler



book by Jacques Derrida about Hegel and Jean Genet

author: Jacques Derrida




All Ears: Nietzsche's Otobiography ( 1982 )

scientific article published in 1982

author: Jacques Derrida

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