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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See , for example , Haraway , Primate Visions ; Harding , The Science Question
in Science and Whose Science ? Whose Knowledge ? ; Keller , Reflections on
Gender and Science ; Longino , Science as Social Knowledge ; Nelson , Who ...
See , for example , the writings of Wilson , Sociobiology : The New Synthesis ;
Barash , The Whisperings Within ; and Dawkins , The Selfish Gene . For a
sampling of the debates that have arisen around the science of sociobiology ,
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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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