Jacques Derrida Biography
Birthday: July 15, 1930 (Cancer)
Born In: El Biar, Algeria
Jacques Derrida was one of the most significant French philosophers of the 20th century. He is best-remembered for developing a method of semiotic examination known as ‘deconstruction’. He is one of the pioneers of post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy. Throughout his career, he authored more than 40 books and has written over hundreds of essays. He published a number of articles for ‘Tel Quel’, a periodical that stressed on the experimental theory. With his contribution, he left an indelible mark in the field of philosophy. Some of his highly influential works include ‘Of Grammatology’, ‘Writing and Difference’ and ‘Dissemination’. ‘Deconstruction’, the movement that he found, went on to evoke equal quantities of criticism and admiration and also went on to incite one of the most argumentative theoretical discussions of the twentieth century. Many of the theories that he introduced in his works are vital in discussions that are centered on ontology, epistemology, social sciences, aesthetics, ethics, hermeneutics, art, architecture and music. Although his method to philosophy and his mechanisms made him a contentious figure, he was revered by a number of his contemporaries, nevertheless.