Jacques Derrida


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Jacques Derrida (July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004) was a French philosopher, born in French Algeria. He developed a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction. His work was labeled as post-structuralism and associated with postmodern philosophy.

He published more than 40 books, together with essays and public presentations. He had a significant influence upon the humanities, ... more »

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  • ''But psychoanalysis has taught that the dead—a dead parent, for example—can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts.''
    Jacques Derrida (20th century), French philosopher. Quoted in "Jacques Derrida," by Mitchell Stephens, New York Times Magazine (January 23, 1994).
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