The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature
Indiana University Press, 1993 - 224 pages
This book looks at five major beliefs about woman's nature generally accepted by Western philosophers, theologians, and scientists from the classical period to the nineteenth century. These are that: woman is less perfect than man, woman possesses inferior rational capacities, woman has a defective moral sense, man is the primary creative force, and that woman is in need of control.
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Alchemy was also unlike chemistry in that alchemical theory was based on
premise that the spirit of humans and the substances of the universe were con
nected . Alchemists believed that one could transform a substance into a higher
state of ...
Given that the alchemical tradition was based upon Aristotelian science , it is
reasonable to expect alchemists to have been influenced by the Aristotelian im
age of the female as an inferior stage of development . In order to document this ...
Like the birth of Orion , the ultimate goal of the alchemical process — the
philosophers ... The preceding view of male primacy in alchemical creation
applies also to the alchemists ' view of human creation . Indeed , their logic would
support this ...
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Tuana, a professor of the history of ideas, discusses classical through late 19th-century ideas of women, showing how scientific views and religious or philosophical views have influenced and ... Read full review
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