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specter

noun apparition, appearance, eidolon, form, illusion, presence, revenant, shadow, shape, spirit, sprite
See also: image, phantom, reflection, spirit, vision
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This position utilises the thinking of Derrida, in Specters of Marx, as well as: Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics (second edition) (London; New York: Verso, 2001), and Douglas Kellner, "The Obsolescence of Marxism?" in Whither Marxism?, eds.
is an edited collection of essays; all of which relate to Derrida's Specters of Marx.
In the second section of this paper, I explore the idea of hauntology in more depth and begin to present my central argument, a claim that the idea of a specter haunting the present does not need to be constructed as one side of a binary opposition to Fukuyama's theory of an end of history.
(21) Since Derrida tries to keep Marx alive and claim Marx's specter haunts us, Derrida is not simply using Marx as a critique against present-day anti-Marxists (although, he does use Marx to critique Fukuyama and liberal democracy), he also uses Marx to attack the "Marxists" associated with conventional Marxism i.e.
Derrida argues that it is not a fault of Marx that his language and thought contains "disjunction" and is "disjointed." (24) Derrida claims that since Marx's works contain heterogeneity and lack permanence, Marx's works act like a specter, taking on many forms and offering many ideas-offering a "permanent revolution," but not a permanent reading.
Thus, Marx's specter never goes away because it always has something to tell us.
In this section, I explore the notion of keeping Marx alive in more depth, and what it means for a specter to come back.