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47 Derrida figures prominently in the early stages of Laruelle’s development and is the subject of an entire monograph, Machines textuelles: Déconstruction et libido d’écriture (1976). Laruelle’s Philosophies of Difference: A Critical Introduction (1986), which appeared during the first period of nonphilosophy’s development as a school of thought, describes Derridean différance as belonging to a “species” of philosophical decision that also characterized the philosophies of Nietzsche, Deleuze, and Heidegger.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004), 74. 15 Caputo, 67. 16 Ibid. , 68. 18 Ibid. 19 Ibid. 20 Derrida, “The Future of the Profession or the Unconditional University (Thanks to the ‘Humanities,’ What Could Take Place Tomorrow)”, 11. 21 Michael A. , 2009), 9. For further reading on this topic, see Jacques Derrida and the Humanities: A Critical Reader, edited by Tom Cohen (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001). Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts 34 22 Derrida, “The Future of the Profession or the Unconditional University (Thanks to the ‘Humanities,’ What Could Take Place Tomorrow)”, 14.
It seems likely that future scholarship will be conflicted about what it means for the “later” Badiou to have spoken with the voice of his other, particularly those who had already departed: “I even believe, I might say, if you will allow me this narcissistic touch, yes, I think I am able to say that I am the Old Man now” (Badiou, “Homage to Jacques Derrida”, 35). 43 Louise Burchill, “Translator’s preface: A manifest power of elevation,” in A Second Manifesto for Philosophy, trans. Louise Burchill, edited by Alain Badiou (Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2011), xi.