Jacques Derrida ( /ʒɑːk ˈdɛrɨdə/; ; July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004) was a French philosopher, born in French Algeria. He developed a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction. His work was labeled as post-structuralism and associated with postmodern philosophy.
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