Princeton University Library acquires philosopher Derrida’s personal library

141009-Unpacking-Derridas-Library_Poster-575 copyThe Princeton University Library has acquired the personal working library of philosopher Jacques Derrida, who died in 2004.  Derrida, an Algerian-born French Jewish philosopher, is considered one of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers, writers and critics in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, art and architecture, linguistics, and political theory, among others.