Dec 232012
 

Idle Talk,  Rhodders’ accessible philosophy show, is live 9pm uk time Sunday 16th over at 1Radio.org. Join in the debate in the chart rooms and on Skype using the name- rhodders.com

 Topic

Tis the season, Plato’s cave is decked with  tinsel ready for the idle talk Christmas special. Tonight’s topic is “The false premise of  presents”. We will examine Adorno’s ” articles may not be exchanged” in which he argues that the act of gift giving is a lost, reduced to a mere transaction. People give only to receive, do not consider the receiver properly and therefore treat the receiver like an object. In short people no longer give gifts in a genuine way.

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