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The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Kevin Hart and Michael A. Signer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

We are exorbitant, and rightly so, when we cut any link we may have to cosmological powers. Levinas invites us to be exorbitant by distancing ourselves from visions of metaphysics, ... More


Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Alexander Regier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Exorbitant Enlightenment offers new ways to think about eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century literature and culture. It brings into focus a constellation of relatively unknown, pre-1790s ... More


Introduction: Levinas the Exorbitant

Kevin Hart

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how the word exorbitant takes us deep into the thoughts of Levinas. It suggests that use of superlatives can constitute a ... More


Reserve Currency

Eswar S. Prasad

in Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190631055
eISBN:
9780190631086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631055.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter describes the RMB’s progress toward becoming a reserve currency. Although China does not have a fully open capital account or a flexible exchange rate, the RMB has already become a de ... More


Introduction: Troubling Enlightenment

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Introduction to the book lays out the aims of the project, formulates its major contributions, and explains its structure. It introduces the category of the ‘exorbitant’ as an important new way ... More


Extortionate Credit Transactions (Insolvency Act 1986, Sections 244 and 343)

Rebecca Parry

in Transaction Avoidance in Insolvencies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198793403
eISBN:
9780191927836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793403.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Companies and, in particular, individuals in financial difficulties may suffer from an inequality of bargaining power with lenders. Unscrupulous lenders may exploit the debtor’s need for cash by ... More


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