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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Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature Nancy
Tuana. because they were inferior to man ; to find a helper fit for man , God had to
create a being equal to man in all ways . To do so , God formed woman out of ...
Martin Luther ( 1483 - 1546 ) was one of the first influential Christian theologians
to support the thesis that God initially created woman and man as equals . It is
significant that he emphasized the first creation story in order to reject arguments
34 Yet in a later passage , Luther insisted that if Eve had not listened to the
serpent and sinned , “ she would have been the equal of Adam in all respects . "
35 Luther explained that before the fall , “ Eve was not like the woman of today ;
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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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