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 best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he analyzed 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 3,212,462 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Jacques Derrida is the 92nd most popular philosopher (up from 96th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Algeria 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 92 out of 1,089Before him are Jean Bodin, Tertullian, Johann Gottfried Herder, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Friedrich Fröbel, and John of Damascus. After him are Gorgias, Isidore of Seville, Athanasius of Alexandria, Al-Kindi, Zhuang Zhou, and Gregory of Nazianzus.

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Among people born in 1930, Jacques Derrida ranks 12Before him are Michael Collins, George Soros, Pierre Bourdieu, Helmut Kohl, Steve McQueen, and Hafez al-Assad. After him are Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Buzz Aldrin, Mobutu Sese Seko, Salvatore Riina, and Gene Hackman. Among people deceased in 2004, Jacques Derrida ranks 4Before him are Ronald Reagan, Marlon Brando, and Yasser Arafat. After him are Ray Charles, Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Ustinov, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Czesław Miłosz, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

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Among people born in Algeria, Jacques Derrida ranks 5 out of 164Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), and Apuleius (125). After him are Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Édouard-Henri Avril (1849).


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), Priscian (500), and Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100).