The continuation of philosophy is important for both Badiou and Deleuze. Unlike many of their generation, neither accepted that the end of philosophy was upon us. Indeed, as Badiou admits, both are classical in their approach, taking the perennial problems of metaphysics, such as the One and the Many, or the finite and the infinite, to be fundamental for their own projects. Further evidence of their classicism lies in Badiou and Deleuze equally disliking dialogue (or analytic “debate”) as a model of philosophical procedure: theirs is the aristocratic style of disputatio (D 45). In addition, both of their enterprises are animated by modern thinkers – Spinoza for Deleuze and Descartes for Badiou. They are equally unique, for their time, in being avowedly pre-Kantian, albeit with a post-Kantian awareness of all the difficulties that follow from such a position.