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Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was born in Algeria, and held positions at the École Normale Supériere (1964-1983) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (1983-2004) in France, and, among other visiting appointments, at Yale University (1975-1986) and the University of California at Irvine (1986-2004) in the United States. Derrida published on an enormous range of thinkers and topics across his career. After an initial focus on Husserl's phenomenology, in the 1960s he engaged work in the human sciences, avant-garde literature, and the history of philosophy to challenge fundamental philosophical conceptions of time, presence, language, identity, and difference. In the 1970s he deepened his engagement with psychoanalysis, literature, and aesthetics, and from the mid-1980s on focused more explicitly on ethical, political, and religious issues. There is an large quantity of Anglophone scholarship on Derrida's work, covering almost all aspects of his work, and from disciplinary perspectives that include but extend far beyond philosophy as it is institutionally defined.

Key works

Derrida's most influential work was published early in his career: Of Grammatology, Voice and Phenomenon, and Writing and Difference, all appearing in 1967, and 1972's Margins of Philosophy  and Dissemination. After this time Derrida continued to publish at a steady rate on an ever-expanding number of thinkers and themes, making it hard to single out texts as particularly prominent. But the most widely read of his later works include "Force of Law", The Gift of Death, and Specters of Marx.

Introductions Gasché's The Tain of the Mirror and Bennington's "Derridabase" provide comprehensive introductions to Derrida's work prior to 1990, and have been very influential in the secondary literature. For an accessible introduction to Derrida's later engagements with ethical, social and political issues, see his book length conversation with Elizabeth Roudinesco, For What Tomorrow.
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  1. Dialogue and Deconstruction: The Gadamer-Derrida Encounter.Diane P. Michelfelder & Richard E. Palmer - 1989 - State University of New York Press.
    Text of and reflection on the 1981 encounter between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida, which featured a dialogue between hermeneutics in Germany and post-structuralism in France. <br.
  2. Deweys Humanistische Dezentrierung des Subjekts.Jörg Volbers - 2014 - Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie 39 (3).
    In French post-structuralism, »decentering« signifies the criticism of any metaphysical »centre« which is supposed to reign the development and the logic of discourse, and hence of thinking. In particular, anthropology and the recourse to humanism were suspected to miss the plurality and the self-differing nature of discursive practices. This article presents Dewey’s philosophy as an alternative to this criticism. Dewey is comparably sceptical of any attempt to treat the human being as a metaphysical essence. Nevertheless, he develops an explicit humanism (...)
  3. Marc Redfield, Theory at Yale: The Strange Case of Deconstruction in America.Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):121-128.
  4. Deconstruction and Translation Research.Yifeng Sun - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):22-36.
  5. Invisible Dao, Visible De, and Différance at Work in Dao De Jing.Jinghui Wang - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):37-48.
  6. Specters of Marx in Lu Xun's Early Fiction.Fletcher Johnson - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):7-21.
  7. Deconstruction and Music.Christopher Morris - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):93-113.
  8. Between Hostility and Hospitality: What Can We Learn From Derrida Today?Jean-Michel Rabaté - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):60-65.
  9. Christian Hite , Derrida and Queer Theory.Ryan Tracy - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):114-121.
  10. Introduction.Ning Wang & Kyoo Lee - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):1-6.
  11. General Editor's Note.Nicole Anderson - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):v-v.
  12. Derrida, Hospitality and Cosmopolitanism.Chengzhou He - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):81-83.
  13. Dear Jackie, Thank You for Your Letter; or IOU a Letter, a Translogopoethic Note.Kyoo Lee - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):66-71.
  14. Hospitality and Sovereign Violence: Derrida on Lot.Nick Mansfield - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):49-59.
  15. Derridean Cosmopolitanism and the Chinese ‘Shijie Datong’.Anfeng Sheng - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):87-92.
  16. What to Expect After Conditional Hospitality? A Chinese Example.Luofu Ye - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):84-86.
  17. Specters of Derrida: Toward a Cosmopolitan Humanities.Ning Wang - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):72-80.
  18. Saint-Je Derrida.Laurent Milesi - 2007 - Oxford Literary Review 29 (1-2):55-75.
  19. Event, Death, and Poetry.Harris B. Bechtol - 2018 - Philosophy Today 62 (1):253-268.
    Since Heidegger, at least, the theme of the event has become a focal point of current debate in continental philosophy. While scholars recognize the important contributions that Jacques Derrida has made to this debate, the significance of his considerations of the death of the other for his conception of the event has not yet been fully appreciated. This essay focuses on Derrida’s efforts to develop the notion of the event in reference to the death of the other through his engagement (...)
  20. Navigating a Passage: Deconstruction as Phenomenology. [REVIEW]Leonard Lawlor - 1993 - Diacritics 23 (2):2.
  21. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2015 - Derrida Today 8 (2):v-v.
  22. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2014 - Derrida Today 7 (2):vii-vii.
  23. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2010 - Derrida Today 3 (2):v-v.
  24. Schad, John,Someone Called Derrida: An Oxford Mystery, 224 Pp., £16.95, ISBN 978-1-84519-031-6.Angela Hunter - 2010 - Derrida Today 3 (1):151-157.
  25. Running On1.Lucy Niall - 2008 - Derrida Today 1 (2):229-246.
  26. Strata/Sedimenta/Lamina:In Ruin1.Stephen Barker - 2008 - Derrida Today 1 (1):42-58.
  27. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2013 - Derrida Today 6 (2):v-v.
  28. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2012 - Derrida Today 5 (2):v-v.
  29. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2011 - Derrida Today 4 (2):v-v.
  30. Toucher I.Martin McQuillan - 2008 - Derrida Today 1 (2):201-211.
  31. Running On.Lucy Niall - 2008 - Derrida Today 1 (2):229-246.
  32. ‘Signature Event Context’ … in, Well, Context.Joshua Kates - 2018 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 12 (1):117-141.
    _ Source: _Page Count 25 This article concerns a moment in French intellectual history when the self-evidences of structuralism become doubtful under the pressure exerted by _discourse_; it thus treats a _second turn_ within the linguistic turn as it occurred in France. The work of Emile Benveniste, and texts by Jean-Francois Lyotard and Paul Ricoeur, flesh out this development. I use them, as well as John Searle’s response, to approach anew Derrida’s essay “Signature Event Context.” Derrida’s distance from this second (...)
  33. The Play of the World: The End, the Great Outdoors, the Outside, Alterity and the Real.Claire Colebrook - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):21-35.
  34. The Play of the World: The End, the Great Outdoors, the Outside, Alterity and the Real.Claire Colebrook - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):21-35.
  35. Philosophy in Denial: Derrida, the Undeniably Real, and the Death Penalty.Peter Gratton - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):68-84.
  36. Philosophy in Denial: Derrida, the Undeniably Real, and the Death Penalty.Peter Gratton - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):68-84.
  37. Howard Caygill,On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance.Gerald Moore - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):88-91.
  38. Howard Caygill,On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance.Gerald Moore - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):88-91.
  39. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):v-v.
  40. General Editors' Note.Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):v-v.
  41. David Farrell Krell,Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida's Geschlecht.Stuart Elden - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):85-88.
  42. David Farrell Krell,Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida's Geschlecht.Stuart Elden - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):85-88.
  43. The Trace of Time: A Critique of Vitalism.Martin Hägglund - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):36-46.
  44. The Trace of Time: A Critique of Vitalism.Martin Hägglund - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):36-46.
  45. Grammatology: A Vital Science.Vicki Kirby - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):47-67.
  46. Grammatology: A Vital Science.Vicki Kirby - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):47-67.
  47. DerridaFloruit.Michael Naas - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):1-20.
  48. DerridaFloruit.Michael Naas - 2016 - Derrida Today 9 (1):1-20.
  49. Inventing London: Derrida's Legacies in Sally Potter's Yes and Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering.Natalie Diebschlag - 2017 - Derrida Today 10 (1):89-109.
  50. Inventing London: Derrida's Legacies in Sally Potter's Yes and Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering.Natalie Diebschlag - 2017 - Derrida Today 10 (1):89-109.
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