09 October 2004

derrida

Jacques Derrida, one of the late 20th century's leading philosophers and theorists passed away today in Paris at the age of 74, after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. Very sad.

While I've always thought he was a provocative thinker, the name "Derrida" was also the first philosopher name that Claire ever said, when she was only around 16 months old. And now she'll not get to meet him.