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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.