Derrida, Jacques

(b. 1930)
   French philosopher. Derrida was born in Algiers, but educated in Paris. He has taught at the école Normale Supérieure and the école des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales as well as at Yale, Cornell and the University of California.
   His best-known works include La Voix et Le Phénomène (‘Speech and Phe nomena’), L’écriture et la Différence (‘Writing and Difference’) and De La Grammatologie (‘Of Grammatology’), all published in 1967. These are collections of essays discussing the relationship between text and meaning. Despite their occasional obscurity, they have been immensely influential on the work of contemporary philosophers. In them Derrida recommends a strategy of interpretation, described as ‘deconstruction’, which has since become a fashionable technique in many academic disciplines. He went on to produce such works as Marges de la Philosophie (‘Margins of Philosophy’, 1970), La Dissemination (‘Dissemination’, 1972) and Glas (1974): in the last he contrasts the texts of Hegel concerning the heterosexual family with those of Genet on homosexual love. His other books include La Verité en Peinture (‘Truth in Painting’, 1978), La Carte Postale (‘The Post Card’, 1980), Memoires d’Aveugle (‘Memoirs of a Blind Man’, 1990) and Qu’est-ce que la Poésie? (‘What Is Poetry?’, 1991). As well as his concern with literary structures, Derrida is profoundly interested in the role of the Jew as the outlaw in European dialectic. He frequently draws on his Jewish heritage in his discussions.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • DERRIDA, JACQUES — (1930–2004), French philosopher and literary critic. Derrida was born and raised in El Biar, near Algiers. In 1942, he was expelled from school as result of antisemitic measures. In 1949 he moved to France and beginning in 1952 he studied at the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Derrida, Jacques — born July 15, 1930, El Biar, Alg. died Oct. 8, 2004, Paris, France Algerian born French philosopher. Derrida taught principally at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris (1964–84). His critique of Western philosophy encompasses literature,… …   Universalium

  • Derrida, Jacques — (1930 2004)    A French philosopher of Jewish descent well known for his philosophy of Derrida came to prominence deconstruction , in 1966, when he delivered a paper that advocated a deconstruction of the structuralist movement. Derrida then… …   Christian Philosophy

  • Derrida, Jacques — (1930 )    philosopher    Jacques Derrida, a leading contemporary French philosopher whose writings form the basis for the deconstructionist school, was born in El Biar, Algeria, and educated in Paris at the École normale supérieure, where he… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Derrida, Jacques — (1930– ) French postmodernist and leader of the deconstructionist movement. Born in Algeria, Derrida was a philosophy teacher for more than twenty years at the École Normale Supérieure. The notion of deconstruction was first presented in the… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Derrida, Jacques — See Deconstruction and Derrida …   History of philosophy

  • Derrida,Jacques — Der·ri·da (dĕrʹĭ dä , dĕʹrē ), Jacques. Born 1930. Algerian born French philosopher who developed the theory of deconstruction. His widely influential works include Speech and Phenomena, Writing and Difference, and Of Grammatology, all published… …   Universalium

  • Derrida, Jacques — (1930 2004)    French philosopher. Born in Algiers, he taught at the Ecole Normale Superieure and later at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. His works include Speech and Phenomena, Writing and Difference, Margins of Philosophy,… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Derrida, Jacques — (15 jul. 1930, El Biar, Argelia–9 oct. 2004, París, Francia). Filósofo francés nacido en Argelia. Enseñó principalmente en la École Normale Supérieure de París (1965–84). Su crítica de la filosofía occidental se extiende a la literatura, la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Derrida, Jacques — (1930 2004)    refer to the entries on becoming + cinema , nonbeing and virtual/virtuality …   The Deleuze dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.