Jacques Derrida: more or less, dead.
Jacques Derrida, one of France’s best-known philosophers and the founder of the deconstructionist school, has died of cancer at the age of 74, his entourage said.
He had been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in 2003.
Derrida’s prolific writings, criticised by some as obscure and nihilist, argue that in literature — but also in fields such as art, music, architecture — there are multiple meanings not necessarily intended or even understood by the creator of the work.
I’m not sure what to make of this. And neither are you.