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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And God saw that it was good . And there was evening and there was morning , a
third day . ( Genesis 1 : 1 - 13 ) The most salient aspect of the nature of the
creative force as depicted in Genesis is that it is masculine . In the role of creator
42 The female creative principle is thus subsumed by the male and takes on the
secondary , more passive role of advisor . The fourth generation of gods brings a
complete demotion of the powers of the female creative principle . Zeus not only ...
The nature of the sex differences at work in spiritual generation reflects the
general alchemical denigration of female creative powers . The location of the
important aquastric fissures is different for woman and man . Woman ' s is located
at the ...
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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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