Developed deconstruction, a form of semiotic analysis. His work fell within the school of Continental Philosophy.
He studied at Harvard University.
He wrote over 40 books and his essays and public presentations numbered in the hundreds. He impacted the humanities, including anthropology, sociology, semiotics, jurisprudence, and literary theory.
He married Marguerite Aucouturier in June 1957 while the Algerian War of Independence raged.
His books sometimes relied upon works by Rene Descartes.