In Spectres of Marx, Jacques Derrida answers the post-Levinasian question: how to respond to the Other. He claims that The Communist Manifesto has become an injunction of Marx, who requires our response. We have to respond to it and speak, as Marx does, in a non-metaphysical way. Since it is beyond the economy of re-presentation, writing does not produce presence. Thus, everything in it is spectral. But it takes us into l＇avenir or futurity, a "spacing ( and) temporizing" different from the space-time produced by re-presentation, because it constitutes an "ethicality" which goes beyond the metaphysical subjective conquest of the object. Therefore, we have to await it and in the waiting encounter a new“future”.
spectre, promise, ( l＇) avenir, writing, temporality
Li, Yun. 2021. "Writing of Futurity: On Derrida's Hauntology." Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art 41, (1): pp.189-197. https://tsla.researchcommons.org/journal/vol41/iss1/17
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