This is an edited version of last night's lecture, which will be repeated at In , a young man was found in the market square of Nuremberg. He could write his name, Kaspar Hauser, but he could not speak, except for a single sentence: 'I want to be a rider like my father. Though in his teens when he suddenly appeared, he seemed a symbolic child, a stranger to society, a tabula rasa in whom ignorance and innocence perfectly coincided. In his wild state, Kaspar Hauser offered his new minders and teachers a blueprint of human nature - untouched. And in his case, his character fulfilled the most idealised image of original innocence.
Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon
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The Chimney Sweeper (I) - Imagery, symbolism and themes
We assume someone's good if their face looks innocent, compassionate, virtuous, or honest, while we assume the worst of someone who looks mean, untrustworthy, immoral, or threatening. Therefore, it makes for an unsettling contrast or even a shocking revelation when a character looks benevolent on the outside, but turns out to have a malicious personality. On the one hand, because they look just like you'd expect a good character to look, they could try to inflict more harm by deceiving others about their real intentions. On the other hand, they could be completely upfront about being evil and allow their enemies be spooked by the discrepancy between their appearance and their actions. This is different from Beauty Is Bad or Evil Is Sexy , because looking attractive and looking innocent or virtuous are not necessarily the same thing.
In such circumstances, which the author admits could sometimes be a reality, the only case against them would be prudential, rather than moral, based on the possibility of harm arising from the consequences of breaking strong social taboos and legal sanctions, consequences which for child and adult alike may include shame, guilt, stigmatisation and trauma; the child may also be punished, both informally and formally, while the adult often faces severe punishment. The present response does not take issue with the first paper but challenges the second. This second paper proposes that sexual activity is so different to other activities that its moral status cannot be adequately assessed in the usual way, i. It will be argued here that this is far from established, either by the author in question directly or by the source that gives the most elaborate exposition of the virtue ethics on which he relies Scruton