Our debt to Derrida
Let's remember Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (in my opinion, although many would see him as primarily a literary scholar) who died on Friday, October 8 2004. Deconstuction has seen many a critic but is epistemologically (my fav) very interesting and is one of the most unique ideas in recent thought. Regardless of the accuracy of the theory, you have to admit that new ideas are important not only to philosophy and academia but to the growth of society as well.
Here's some background information and sources if you're interested.