Jacques Derrida (15 July 1930 - 9 October 2004) was a French philosopher. He was born in El Biar, French Algeria into a Sephardic Jewish family originally from Toledo, Spain. He developed a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction. His work is called post-structualism and associated with postmodern philosophy. He died of pancreatic cancer in a Paris hospital.
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