Jacques Derrida

1930 - 2004

Jacques Derrida

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Derrida has received more than 2,379,050 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 99th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jacques Derrida ranks 97 out of 1,005Before him are Carl von Clausewitz, Isidore of Seville, Johann Gottfried Herder, Nagarjuna, Roland Barthes, and Zhuang Zhou. After him are Athanasius of Alexandria, Ibn Arabi, Tommaso Campanella, Meister Eckhart, Theophrastus, and Al-Kindi.

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Among people born in 1930, Jacques Derrida ranks 11Before him are Michael Collins, Warren Buffett, Pierre Bourdieu, Helmut Kohl, Jean-Luc Godard, and Ray Charles. After him are Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Buzz Aldrin, Hafez al-Assad, Steve McQueen, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Baudouin of Belgium. 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, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Peter Ustinov, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Jacques Derrida ranks 5 out of 129Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), and Apuleius (125). After him are Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Pope Miltiades (250).


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

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