The Age of Innocence

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Interview with Alan Saunders. “The Age of Innocence,” The Philosopher’s Zone, ABC Radio National (19 March 2011): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/philosopherszone/stories/2011/3166326.htm

Subject

Innocence is a good thing, isn't it? It's certainly better than guilt, but our idea of what constitutes innocence may be a construct, and it may be a construct that we project onto the weakest amongst us, children. Do we want to think of children as innocent because we've lost faith in our own innocence? And why do artistic photographs of naked children worry us so much? This week, The Philosopher's Zone examines something that troubles us but which we tend not to think about.

Period19 Mar 2011

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  • TitleThe Age of Innocence
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size30 minutes
    CountryAustralia
    Date19/03/11
    DescriptionInnocence is a good thing, isn't it? It's certainly better than guilt, but our idea of what constitutes innocence may be a construct, and it may be a construct that we project onto the weakest amongst us, children. Do we want to think of children as innocent because we've lost faith in our own innocence? And why do artistic photographs of naked children worry us so much? This week, The Philosopher's Zone examines something that troubles us but which we tend not to think about.
    Producer/AuthorKyla Slaven / Alan Saunders
    URLwww.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/the-age-of-innocence/3007438
    PersonsJoanne Faulkner