Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2001
Environmental Virtue Ethics
The Art of Intimacy
This paper is an exploration of intimacy with non-human nature. I show that intimacy is like friendship in that it is a close and familiar
relationships that develops over time and is marked by care and concern. Just as we have good reasons to value and promote friendships, we also have good reasons to value and promote intimacy with nonhuman nature.