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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The recognition of the potential danger of all women was reflected in classical
literature in a repeated wish for a world without them . In the Medea , Euripides ' s
Jason gives voice to this desire : " What we poor males really need / is a way of ...
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World ' s Creation Given By Moses . Trans . F . H . Colson and G . H . Whitaker .
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tradition and , 80 - 82 ; eighteenth - and nineteenth - century philosophical and
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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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