5. InVirtue of Upbringing

The Art of Raising a Good Person

  1. Lon S. Nease PhD, MA1 and
  2. Michael W. Austin associate professor2
  1. Lon S. Nease PhD, MA

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch5

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

How to Cite

Nease, L. S. (2010) InVirtue of Upbringing, in Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (eds L. S. Nease and M. W. Austin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Cincinnati, USA

  2. 2

    Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Cincinnati, 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



  • ethics and parenting styles;
  • in virtue of upbringing - The Art of Raising a Good Person;
  • fathers, who don't get jobs done right early in a child's formative years - becoming more difficult;
  • on ethical choices, adult life - opportunities to dump on each other;
  • Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, what character traits - to cultivate in children;
  • cultivating virtues in children - to live happy lives, and recognizing a good habit when we see one;
  • freeing themselves from emotions, impulses, and desires - and caution in overriding good sense;
  • making choices, element of wielding power;
  • raising children to act responsibly - handing them the keys to the kingdom far earlier;
  • wielding power over oneself, environment and over others - Nietzsche's will-to-power


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • On Ethical Choices

  • Aristotle on Character

  • Will-to-Power

  • Caring and Justice

  • Stacking the Deck