The “Other” certainly remains a too generic and emphatic category. We would like to underline three figures of the different, as possible ways of relating to the other, having methodological and epistemic but also political, ethical and aesthetic consequences that are very different. These three figures do not pretend to be exhaustive or universal, but they appear useful for taking part in the debates and to better understand one’s position, one’s voice, one’s writing style, one’s method and the associated dangers and debates. The other as the foreigner and as a non-thematizable face. The other whose encounter creates, sometimes violently, creative assemblages The other as a différend (dispute).