Derrida, Jacques

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Derrida, Jacques Gender: M
born on 15 July 1930 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place El Biar, Algeria, 36n44, 3e02
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°07' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°38 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 07°50'

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Jacques Derrida
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French-Algerian philosopher and educator who taught at the Sorbonne 1960-1964 and at the ENS from 1965. 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, particularly on anthropology, sociology, semiotics, jurisprudence, and literary theory. His work still has a major influence in the academe of Continental Europe, South America and all countries where continental philosophy is predominant. His theories became crucial in debates around ontology, epistemology (especially concerning social sciences), ethics, aesthetics, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of language. Jacques Derrida's work also influenced architecture (in the form of deconstructivism), music, art, and art critics. Particularly in his later writings, he frequently addressed ethical and political themes. His work influenced various activists and political movements. Derrida became a well-known and influential public figure, while his approach to philosophy and the notorious difficulty of his work made him controversial.

The philosopher died of pancreatic cancer on October 8, 2004 in Paris. He was 74.

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  • Work : New Career 1960 (Began teaching at Sorbonne)
  • Work : New Job 1965 (Began at ENS)
  • Death by Disease 8 October 2004 (in Paris of pancreatic cancer, age 74)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Philosopher)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Sorbonne, ENS)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Philosophy continuum)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Workings of the human mind)