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Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida

El Biar (Alger) 1930 - Paris 2004

Bibliography: L. Lawlor, Jacques Derrida (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Derrida's Margins. Inside the personal library of Jacques Derrida

The Derrida’s Margins project allows users to peer over the shoulder of influential philosopher Jacques Derrida as he read the books in his library. For Derrida, reading was an active process: as he read texts by thinkers like Rousseau, Heidegger, Lévi-Strauss, Hegel, and Husserl, he recorded his thoughts in the margins. In Derrida’s in own words, the books in his personal library bear the “traces of the violence of [his] pencil strokes, exclamation points, arrows, and underlining.”
The project website features a deconstructed design that destabilizes standard web navigation by using links in the corners (or margins) of the text. Banner images draw on montage photos of the marginalia, while site icons reproduce Derrida’s squiggles and arrows. Underneath the playfulness, the project is founded on a custom-built database that models Derrida’s groundbreaking theory of deconstruction in his formal writing and private scribbling.

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