Are there any physical or intangible goods that escape the logic of the marketplace? Does truth have a price? He had to do so, according to Aristotle, because knowledge cannot be measured-though he could accept gifts in return.
Today, we expect artists and intellectuals to be compensated for their labors. Anthropological investigation shows that the issue lies elsewhere: to give is to recognize in order to be recognized. It is to seal an alliance, to give oneself in what is given. Gifting raises further questions regarding the nature of sacrifice and the extent to which this last involves debt or grace. In The Price of Truth , Henaff addresses these topics in turn, arguing that the relationship established by the gift lies at the core of the social bond.
What emerges is a theory of culture and community formation that accounts for the structural patterns of traditional, political, and market-dominated societies. The gift, though, always raises the ethical question of reciprocal recognition, a radical imperative to respect and be respected. To answer is to understand how the-priceless-price of truth is inseparable from that of dignity. The item "The Price of Truth Gift, Money, and Philosophy (Cultural Memory in the Present)" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Magazines\Non-Fiction Books".
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