Intimacy: The Core of Privacy

Julie C. Inness

in Privacy, Intimacy, and Isolation

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780195104608
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199868247 | DOI:
Intimacy: The Core of Privacy

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Why do we have a privacy interest in making our own decisions about who we kiss or to whom we show our diaries? If these decisions are private because they are intimate, then our new question is clear: what constitutes an intimate decision? In this chapter, I argue that things are intimate when they draw their meaning from someone's love, liking, or care.

Keywords: care; interests; intimacy; liking; love; privacy

Chapter.  9220 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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