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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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The idea of a hauntology actually enhances the theory that liberal democracy is the end of history, since it provides for a more nuanced and complex idea of the end point of history, since at the end of history, there is a need to accommodate and assimilate the ideas given to us by specters.
As a final comment, I wish to examine how a similar approach could be applied to other possible/plausible specters.
However, hauntology does not eliminate the possibility of an end of history, because specters are things to be accommodated at the end of history, rather than things which prevent its end.
The image of a spectre, as opposed to a ghost or spirit (either of these words would have been arguably more suitable than "spectre"), also provides a direct link to Marx, since the opening sentence of The Communist Manifesto, as Derrida points out, is the image of a spectre, the spectre of communism, haunting Europe (see: Jacques Derrida, Specters of Marx (New York and London: Routledge Classics, 1994), p.
6) In particular, see: Derrida, Specters of Marx, Exordium (xvi-xx).
17) Derrida utters all of this praise of Marx in a single page-see: Derrida, Specters of Marx, p.