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Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida is Professor of Philosophy and Directeur d’Études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Since 1986 he has been Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, French, and Comparative Literature at UC Irvine. He also holds visiting professorships at New York University and the New School for Social Research. Derrida is one of the most prominent and influential contemporary philosophers. For the last fourty years, his ground-breaking work of "Deconstruction" has profoundly shaped the course of philosophy, literary theory, art criticism, religious studies, and critical legal studies. Derrida also has been an active and outspoken critic of political issues such as South Africa's Apartheid, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the bloody civil war in his native Algeria, Human Rights abuses, French immigration laws, and the death penalty. His work has influenced contemporary political affairs around the world. Derrida is the author of over 50 books that have been translated into numerous languages.

Professor Derrida will deliver a keynote address titled Vivre "ensemble"--Living "together"

 

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