Jacques Derrida

[Revised entry by Leonard Lawlor on March 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was the founder of "deconstruction," a way of criticizing not only both
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[Revised entry by Leonard Lawlor on March 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was the founder of "deconstruction," a way of criticizing not only both literary and philosophical texts but also political institutions. Although Derrida at times expressed regret concerning the fate of the word "deconstruction," its popularity indicates the wide-ranging influence of his thought, in philosophy, in literary...

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