1. Father Time and Fatherhood

  1. Lon S. Nease PhD, MA2 and
  2. Michael W. Austin associate professor3
  1. Scott A. Davison BA, MA, PhD Professor Coordinator

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch1

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

How to Cite

Davison, S. A. (2010) Father Time and Fatherhood, in Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (eds L. S. Nease and M. W. Austin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Cincinnati, USA

  2. 3

    Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Author Information

  1. Morehead State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2010

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330311

Online ISBN: 9781444324464



  • impact of being a father;
  • father time and fatherhood;
  • Father Time - reasons that pull one out of bed;
  • Father Time, limiting forcing - making choices, hard choices reflecting values;
  • present moment being real - the present moment experienced directly;
  • missing wonderful meals, movies, conversations, and milestones - during the lives of one's children;
  • learning from children - seeing things freshly and with wonder;
  • Sterner, on returning to the present;
  • technology, machines to do work - or to communicate with others;
  • revising our idea of perfection - relative to a particular time or stage of development


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Present Moment

  • Sterner on Returning to the Present

  • Clock Time and Experienced Time

  • Notes