Jacques Derrida

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Birthday
15, 1930
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 9, 2004 (74)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1930
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 9, 2004 (74)

About

Developed deconstruction, a form of semiotic analysis. His work fell within the school of Continental Philosophy.

Before Fame

He studied at Harvard University.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He married Marguerite Aucouturier in June 1957 while the Algerian War of Independence raged.

Associated With

His books sometimes relied upon works by Rene Descartes.