David Clowney
Rowan University
Beginning with E. O. Wilson’s notion of biophilia, our “innate tendency to focus on life and life-like processes,” I construct an environmental virtue with the same name that meets certain criteria an environmental virtue should meet. I argue that this virtue can have its status as a virtue by its contribution to human flourishing, while having care for live nature as its target, and care about live nature as its affective content. I explore its characteristics as both an individual and a collective virtue, and finally show how cultivation of it might serve to unite various communities in the cause of preserving biodiversity
Keywords Biophilia  Collective virtue  Environmental virtues  E. O. Wilson  Eudaemonism
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DOI 10.1007/s10806-013-9437-z
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