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Jacques Derrida

1930 - 2004

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Jacques Derrida (; French: [ʒak dɛʁida]; born Jackie Élie Derrida; 15 July 1930 – 9 October 2004) was an Algerian-born French philosopher. He developed the philosophy of deconstruction, which he utilized in numerous texts, and which was developed through close readings of the linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure and Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology. He is one of the major figures associated with post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy although he distanced himself from post-structuralism and disowned the word postmodernity.During his career, Derrida published more than 40 books, together with hundreds of essays and public presentations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Derrida has received more than 3,564,043 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Jacques Derrida is the 106th most popular philosopher (down from 92nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Algerian Philosopher.

Jacques Derrida is most famous for his deconstruction of the Western philosophical tradition.

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Among philosophers, Jacques Derrida ranks 106 out of 1,081Before him are Isidore of Seville, Roland Barthes, Ibn Taymiyyah, Theophrastus, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and Henri de Saint-Simon. After him are Aristippus, Joseph Priestley, Friedrich Fröbel, Philo, Eusebius, and Pyrrho.

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Among people born in 1930, Jacques Derrida ranks 12Before him are Warren Buffett, Helmut Kohl, George Soros, Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Luc Godard, and Ray Charles. After him are Hafez al-Assad, Steve McQueen, Buzz Aldrin, Mobutu Sese Seko, Baudouin of Belgium, and Gene Hackman. Among people deceased in 2004, Jacques Derrida ranks 5Before him are Ronald Reagan, Yasser Arafat, Marlon Brando, and Ray Charles. After him are Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Christopher Reeve, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

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Among people born in Algeria, Jacques Derrida ranks 6 out of 184Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Apuleius (125), Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), and Yves Saint Laurent (1936). After him are Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), and Emir Abdelkader (1808).


Among philosophers born in Algeria, Jacques Derrida ranks 2Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354). After him are Louis Althusser (1918), Jacques Rancière (1940), Martianus Capella (360), Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100), Priscian (500), and Émile Boirac (1851).