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{{Refimprove|date=July 2017}}This is a list of thinkers who have been influenced by deconstruction.__NOTOC__{{compact ToC|side=yes|top=yes|num=yes}}The thinkers included in this list have Wikipedia pages and satisfy at least one of the three following additional criteria: he or she has
  • written about deconstruction;
  • used uniquely deconstructive concepts in a published work; or
  • has stated outright that deconstruction has influenced his or her thinking.

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  • Houston A. Baker, Jr.: Baker is an influential theorist for African-American literature whose work draws on ideas from Jacques Derrida.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • Jack Balkin: Balkin is the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School and a renowned critical legal theorist. On his blog, Balkin said that deconstruction influenced his intellectual life.Balkinization
  • Geoffrey Bennington: Bennington is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of French and Professor of Comparative Literature, Emory University, as well as a member of the International College of Philosophy. He is a literary critic and philosopher, best known as an expert on deconstruction and the works of Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard. He has translated many of Derrida's works into English.Publications {{webarchive|url=https://archive.is/20120630220910weblink |date=2012-06-30 }} Bennington co-wrote the book Jacques Derrida with Derrida.(1993) Bennington, Geoffrey, et al. Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida is a double book made by Derrida himself and Bennington in which the latter presents an analytic account of the former's work in the upper portion of each page ('Derridabase'), which Derrida then attempts to disrupt or outflank in the lower portion ('Circumfession').
  • Robert Bernasconi: Bernasconi is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. Bernasconi has written extensively on Heidegger, and has also written on Gadamer, Levinas, and Arendt, among others, recently pursuing an interest in race and racism. He has acknowledged and discussed the enormous importance of Derrida's contribution to the study of Heidegger.(1993) Bernasconi, Robert, Heidegger in Question: The Art of Existing
  • Homi K. Bhabha: Bhabha is a postcolonial theorist, currently teaching at Harvard University, where he is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language. Bhabha brings together the insights of deconstruction and psychoanalysis in his investigations of social subordination.ArtandCulture Artist: Homi K. Bhabha
  • Harold Bloom: Bloom is the Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English and American Literature at New York University. In 1979, Bloom contributed to the influential Deconstruction and Criticism,(1979) Bloom, Harold, et al. Deconstruction and Criticism a foundational text for the Yale School of deconstruction. Later, in a 1983 interview with Robert Moynihan, Bloom said, "What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology...There is no escape, there is simply the given, and there is nothing that we can do."Presidential Lectures: Harold Bloom: Interviews In accordance, Slavoj Žižek has identified the mid-to-late 1980s as the period when Derrida's deconstruction shifted from a radical negative theology to a Kantian idealism.(2006) Zizek, Slavoj "A Plea for a Return to Differance (with a minor 'Pro Domo Sua')" Critical Inquiry 32 (2): 226–249 In 1989, Bloom eschewed any identification with the Yale School's technical, methodological approach to literary criticism.Harold Bloom Interview He stated that "there is no method except yourself" and observed that deconstruction as a mode of thought is best understood as unique to Derrida. In a 2003 interview, Bloom recalled that in his past he found himself "fighting" deconstructionists. In the same interview, he stated that the deconstructionists were his friends and that what interests him in language is the Absolute, a notion he shares with Yale School deconstructionists and the negative theology of kabbalists.Ranting Against Cant
  • Judith Butler: Butler is a prominent American post-structuralist philosopher and has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics. She is Maxine Elliot professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Many of Butler's works have taken up deconstructive themes.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}

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  • Lee Edelman: (1953–) American queer theorist and Fletcher Professor of English Literature at Tufts University. Author of Homographesis: Essays in Gay Literary and Cultural Theory (1994) and No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (2005). Edelman is famous for his critique of reproductive futurism and his controversial insistence on the antisocial quality of sexuality.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • Jacques Ehrmann: (1931–1972) French literary theorist and faculty member of the Yale University French Department from 1961 until his death in 1972. Influential in the Structuralism movement in the 1960s leading up to deconstruction. As contemporary and peer of Jacques Derrida, he invited him to Yale for the first time in 1968.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}

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  • Shoshana Felman: Felman is Woodruff Professor of Comparative Literature and French at Emory University. She was on the faculty of Yale University from 1970 to 2004, where she became Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of French and Comparative Literature. Although much of Felman's more recent work focuses on Lacanian psychoanalysis, her early work was heavily influenced by the Yale school of deconstruction.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • Christopher Fynsk: Fynsk is a Professor in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen and at the European Graduate School.Christopher Fynsk {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20100628180633weblink |date=2010-06-28 }} – Professor at European Graduate School In his book, Heidegger: Thought and Historicity (1993, 2nd edn.), he acknowledges that "the influence of Jacques Derrida, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Jean-Luc Nancy on the pages that follow is far greater than I have been able to indicate."(1993) Fynsk, Christopher, Heidegger: Thought and Historicity, p. 9 He was also a participant in Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy's Centre for Philosophical Research on the Political.(1997) Fynsk, Christopher, "Contribution I" in Simon Sparks (ed.), Retreating the Political

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  • Rodolphe Gasché: Gasché holds the Eugenio Donato Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including the influential The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection (1986),(1986) Gasché, Rodolphe The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection and Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida (1994).(1994) Gasché, Rodolphe Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida

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  • Luce Irigaray: Irigaray is a Belgian feminist and psychoanalytic and cultural theorist. Luce Irigaray was born in Belgium in the 1930s. She employs deconstructive concepts in advancing her message. In the second semester of 1982, Irigaray held the chair in Philosophy at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Research here resulted in the publication of An Ethics of Sexual Difference, establishing Irigaray as a major Continental philosopher.Semiotexte.com {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20061027060224weblink |date=2006-10-27 }}, Luce Irigaray: Why Different

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  • Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: Lacoue-Labarthe was a French philosopher, literary critic, and translator. Lacoue-Labarthe, like Jean-Luc Nancy, was a student and then colleague of Derrida. In addition to writing many books (including together), Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy were co-directors of the short-lived Centre for Philosophical Research on the Political, which developed out of a 1980 colloquium devoted to the political questions arising from Derrida's work.(1997) Sparks, Simon (ed.), Retreating the Political Lacoue-Labarthe's book, Typography: Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics (1989), contains an introduction by Derrida, "Desistance," consisting in a long discussion of Lacoue-Labarthe's work.(1989) Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe, Typography: Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics Lacoue-Labarthe was also a passionate reader of Hölderlin and provided an idiosyncratic reading of his texts concerning a particular concept of Greece through the German poet's view to it.
  • Ernesto Laclau: Laclau is an Argentinian political theorist often described as post-Marxist. He is a professor at the University of Essex where he holds a chair in Political Theory and was for many years director of the doctoral Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis. He has lectured extensively in many universities in North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Australia and South Africa. Recently, he left The University at Buffalo and now teaches at Northwestern University. Laclau has stated that his writings take a deconstructive approach.CM2002 Article: Ernesto Laclau {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20061020060225weblink |date=2006-10-20 }}
  • Leonard Lawlor: Lawlor is Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University. His books include This is not Sufficient: An Essay on Human Nature and Animality in Derrida (Columbia, 2007) and Derrida and Husserl (Indiana University Press, 2002).{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • John Llewelyn: Prior to his retirement Llewelyn was Reader in Philosophy at Edinburgh University and held Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Memphis and Loyola (Chicago). Among the first Anglophone philosophers to engage constructively with the work of Derrida, he published Derrida on the Threshold of Sense in 1986 and has continued a productive engagement with Derrida’s thought throughout his subsequent research and in an extensive body of published work. Appositions – of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas was published in 2002 and Margins of Religion: Between Kierkegaard and Derrida in 2009.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • Niall Lucy: Lucy is Professor of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University. His books include Debating Derrida (Melbourne University Press, 1995) and A Derrida Dictionary (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004). The increasing tendency in Lucy's later work towards a philosophical engagement with contemporary events is strongly informed by Derrida’s Specters of Marx and the idea of democracy-to-come, which is the linchpin of Lucy’s account of the importance of deconstruction in A Derrida Dictionary (2004).{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}

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  • Louis H. Mackey: Mackey was a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1983 Mackey rebutted John R. Searle during "An Exchange on Deconstruction" in The New York Review of Books. Mackey wrote extensively on the topic of deconstruction,Mackey, Louis "Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Deconstructive Strategies in Theology," Anglican Theological Review, Vol LXV, No. 3 (July, 1983) pp. 255–72.Mackey, Louis "An Ancient Quarrel Continued: The Troubled Marriage of Philosophy and Literature," University Press of America (2002). but he also used deconstruction as a tool for the critical analysis of texts, even when not specifically discussing deconstruction itself.Mackey, Louis "Fact, Fiction, and Representation: Four Novels by Gilbert Sorrentino," Camden House (1997).
  • Catherine Malabou: Malabou is a French philosopher and currently maître de conferences in the Philosophy Department at the Université Paris-X Nanterre, as well as Visiting Professor in the Comparative Literature Department at the University of California, Irvine. Of great importance to her is the concept of "plasticity," which she draws from the work of Hegel, as well as from neuroscience, and which she sees as taking a step beyond grammatology. She is at present interested in rethinking the relation between psychoanalysis and neuroscience, through the concept of trauma and in a way which draws on deconstruction."A Conversation with Catherine Malabou".Malabou, "The End of Writing? Grammatology and Plasticity," The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms 12 (2007): 431–441.
  • Paul de Man: De Man was a Belgian-born deconstructionist literary critic and theorist. As a member of the Yale School of deconstruction, de Man was instrumental in popularizing deconstruction as a form of literary criticism in the United States. De Man made extensive use of deconstructive concepts throughout his career.Paul de Man Bibliography {{webarchive|url=http://webarchive.loc.gov/all/20011116143406/http%3A//sun3.lib.uci.edu/%7Escctr/wellek/deman/ |date=2001-11-16 }}
  • Michael Marder: Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz. Having published extensively on deconstruction, his books include "Event of the Thing: Derrida's Post-Deconstructive Realism", "Groundless Existence: The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt", "Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life", "Phenomena-Critique-Logos: The Project of Critical Phenomenology", "The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium", "Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze", and "Dust (Object Lessons)".Amazon.com: The Event of the Thing: Books: Michael Marder
  • J. Hillis Miller: Miller is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California Irvine. He was part of the Yale School of deconstruction and has written extensively using deconstructive concepts.Reviews of J. Hillis Miller's Books, Books Edited and Contributed to {{webarchive|url=https://archive.is/20050319172719weblink |date=2005-03-19 }}
  • W.J.T. Mitchell: Mitchell is Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. He is also the editor of Critical Inquiry, and contributes to the journal October. Mitchell co-authored a book about Derrida with Arnold I. Davidson entitled The Late Derrida.Amazon.com: Late Derrida: Books: W.J.T. Mitchell
  • Chantal Mouffe: Mouffe holds a professorship at the University of Westminster in England. She writes primarily about political issues and employs deconstructive strategies in doing so.English.ilstu.edu {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20060907030228weblink |date=2006-09-07 }}

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  • Jean-Luc Nancy: Nancy is a French philosopher and author. Nancy, like Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, was a student and then colleague of Derrida. In addition to writing many books (including together), Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe were co-directors of the short-lived Centre for Philosophical Research on the Political, which developed out of a 1980 colloquium devoted to the political questions arising from Derrida's work. Derrida's book, Le toucher, Jean-Luc Nancy (2000), is about Nancy's writing.(2005) Derrida, Jacques, On Touching—Jean-Luc Nancy
  • Christopher Norris: Norris holds the title of Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at Cardiff University. Norris has been influenced by Derrida and the Yale School. Norris is known for arguing against relativism and in favor of a point of view he calls "deconstructive realism."Christopher Norris, Against Relativism

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  • James Olthuis: Olthuis is an inter-disciplinary scholar in ethics, hermeneutics, philosophical theology, as well as a theorist and practitioner of psychotherapy of a kind he calls "Relational psychotherapy." He is Senior Member Emeritus of Ethics and Philosophical Theology at the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}

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  • Peter Rollins: Rollins is an Irish theologian who specializes in the intermixing of post-structural thought and emerging church theology.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • Avital Ronell: Ronell is Professor and Chair of German and Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University. Her work deals with theories of technology, social hierarchies, ethics, and aesthetics, among other topics.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • Richard Rorty: Rorty was an American philosopher, professor of comparative literature, and, by courtesy, philosophy at Stanford University. Having started his career writing in the analytic tradition of philosophy, Rorty's later works take up pragmatic and deconstructive themes.Stanford.edu {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20061201015508weblink |date=2006-12-01 }}
  • John Russon: Russon is the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. He is the author of Human Experience weblink and Bearing Witness to Epiphany weblink. He has used ideas of deconstruction in relationship to mental health, relationships, politics and art.Scott Marratto, Russon's Pharmacy: Desire, Philosophy and the Ambiguity of 'Mental Health', in Philosophical Apprenticeships, edited by Jay Lampert and Jason Robinson, (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), pp 98–120

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  • John Sallis: Sallis is Frederick J. Adelmann Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. The work of Sallis and Derrida intertwines at many points, notably in their readings of the Platonic dialogue Timaeus.(1995) Derrida, Jacques, "Khora," in On the Name; (1999) Sallis, John, Chorology: On Beginning in Plato's Timaeus An essay by Derrida about Sallis's work is included in Kenneth Maly (ed.), The Path of Archaic Thinking: Unfolding the Work of John Sallis (1995).(1995) Derrida, Jacques, "Tense," in Kenneth Maly (ed.), The Path of Archaic Thinking: Unfolding the Work of John Sallis
  • Pierre Schlag: Schlag is University Distinguished Professor and the Byron R. White Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Schlag is a critical legal theorist and has written about deconstruction and the law.Colorado Law :: Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty – Pierre Schlag
  • Hugh J. Silverman: Silverman is Professor of Philosophy, and Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University and Executive Director of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature. His Derrida and Deconstruction (1989),(1989) Silverman, Hugh J. (ed), Derrida and Deconstruction The Textual Sublime: Deconstruction and its Differences (1990),(1990) Silverman, Hugh J. (ed. with Gary E. Aylesworth), The Textual Sublime: Deconstruction and its Differences and Textualities: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (1994)(1994) Silverman, Hugh J., Textualities: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction are a few of the books and essays in which deconstruction plays a major role. He organized the first conference on Derrida in which Derrida participated at Stony Brook University in 1977.(1977) Stony Brook University (SUNY) The International Association for Philosophy and LiteratureThe International Association for Philosophy and Literature often features conference sessions on or about Derrida.
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Spivak currently teaches at Columbia University. Spivak, a notable advocate of postcolonialism, studied with Paul de Man, translated Derrida's Of Grammatology and has used deconstructive concepts in her books.Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: an Introduction
  • Bernard Stiegler: Stiegler is a French philosopher and Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the Centre Georges-Pompidou. Stiegler's work owes a great debt to both Heidegger and Derrida, while nevertheless offering decisive critiques of each.Books by Bernard Stiegler{{dead link|date=January 2018 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}
  • Peter Szendy: Szendy is a French philosopher and musicologist who teaches at the University of Nanterre. Szendy's work focuses on the theory of listening and reading.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}

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  • Mark C. Taylor: Taylor is the Chair of the Religion Department at Columbia University. He is among the first authors to connect deconstruction with religious thought and has authored many books using deconstructive concepts.Markctaylor.com {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070523215900weblink |date=2007-05-23 }} Taylor calls himself a "philosopher of culture."Frontwheeldrive.com

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  • Gregory Ulmer: Ulmer is Professor of Electronic Languages and Cybermedia at the University of Florida. Ulmer's work focuses on hypertext, electracy and cyberlanguage and is frequently associated with "emerAgency", "fetishturgy," "choragraphy" and "mystoriography." He is the author of Applied Grammatology: Post(e)-Pedagogy from Jacques Derrida to Joseph Beuys; Teletheory: Grammatology in the Age of Video; Heuretics: The Logic of Invention; Internet Invention: From Literacy to Electracy; and Electronic Monuments.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}
  • Friedrich Ulfers: Ulfers is Professor of German Studies at New York University. Ulfer's work has no focus but takes focus beyond the limits of representability and discusses his metaphor-conception of "chiasmic unity" in the texts of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Martin Heidegger, and Franz Kafka, which entails a philosophy of non-decisive thinking where no hierarchy can be seen as implicated by way of a metaphysics.{{citation needed|date=January 2018}}

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  • Hent de Vries: De Vries is currently Professor of the Humanities and Philosophy at the Johns Hopkins University, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. De Vries has been instrumental in explaining the apophatic and other theological claims and dimensions of deconstruction and for demonstrating its import for an understanding of religion in contemporary philosophy and culture.The Humanities Center
  • Gerald Vizenor: Vizenor is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. According to Louis Owens, Vizenor employed deconstructive strategies in his novel Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart.(1994) Owens, Louis Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel 235, 231 Vizenor has stated that his writing strategy involves deconstructing the subjugated position of Native Americans in dominant literary discourses.Creating a Literature of Native Presence {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20060905001455weblink |date=2006-09-05 }}

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