9. Real Fathers Bake Cookies

  1. Lon S. Nease PhD, MA2 and
  2. Michael W. Austin associate professor3
  1. Dan Collins-Cavanaugh PhD associate professor

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch9

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

How to Cite

Collins-Cavanaugh, D. (2010) Real Fathers Bake Cookies, in Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (eds L. S. Nease and M. W. Austin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Cincinnati, USA

  2. 3

    Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Author Information

  1. Prince George's Community College, 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



  • keeping it real: authentic fatherhood;
  • real fathers and baking cookies;
  • Chris Rock's 2004 HBO special Chris Rock - Never Scared, if a child can't read, then it's mom's fault;
  • reading to your children every night;
  • “real” father, someone who is a father - truly choosing his fatherhood freely;
  • Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist authenticity and dialogical authenticity;
  • knowing what to do as fathers - existentialist calling it as anxiety;
  • considering the child's perspective - whether the child wants to develop talent in this way


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Two Views of Authenticity

  • Being a Real Father

  • Notes