Martin Heidegger is born in Messkirch, Germany.
Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams appears.
Jacques Lacan is born in Paris.
Ferdinand de Saussure teaches courses on linguistics and Indo-European languages at the University of Geneva. Based on lecture notes from these courses, his students Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye reconstructed Course in General Linguistics in 1915.
Martin Heidegger begins his teaching career at the University of Freiburg.
Louis Althusser is born in Algeria.
Martin Heidegger moves to the University of Marburg.
Martin Heidegger publishes Being and Time and returns to the University of Freiburg.
Jacques Derrida is born in Algeria.
Jacques Lacan publishes his dissertation on paranoia.
Martin Heidegger aligns himself with the Nazi party and gains the rectorship of the University of Freiburg.
Alexandre Kojève lectures in Paris on the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
Sigmund Freud dies in London.
As a result of his denazification hearing, Martin Heidegger's license to teach is revoked.
Martin Heidegger delivers a series of lectures to the Bremen Club which will serve as the foundation for "The Question Concerning Technology"
Roland Barthes publishes Writing Degree Zero.
August 27 - September 4
A conference on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger is held in France at Cerisy-la-Salle. The philosopher Gilles Deleuze is one of the participants. Jacques Lacan meets with Heidegger following the conference.
Claude Lévi-Strauss publishes Tristes Tropiques.
Roland Barthes publishes Mythologies.
Claude Lévi-Strauss publishes Structural Anthropology.
Jacques Derrida comes to France from Algeria to study at the Ecole Normale Supérieure
Michel Foucault publishes Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason.
Jacques Lacan founds the Ecole Freudienne in Paris.
The journal Critique publishes the essay "Of Grammatology (I)" by Jacques Derrida, one of the studies that form the basis of his book Of Grammatology.
The journal Critique publishes the essay "Of Grammatology (II)" by Jacques Derrida, one of the studies that form the basis of his book Of Grammatology.
With the publication of Ecrits, a collection of his writings which includes the essay on the Mirror Stage, Jacques Lacan gains a wider audience among intellectuals.
Michel Foucault publishes The Order of Things: An Archeology of the Human Sciences.
Jacques Derrida publishes Of Grammatology and Writing and Difference.
Roland Barthes publishes S/Z.
Jacques Derrida publishes Dissemination, Margins of Philosophy, and Positions.
Martin Heidegger dies in Messkirch.
Jean-François Lyotard publishes The Post-Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge.
Jacques Lacan dies in Paris.