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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But he devised a plan that surpassed Kronos ' s : Zeus swallowed Metis , the
female principle herself , rather than the products of their mating . The female
principle and her offspring could no longer pose a threat to the male principle .
he female , like the male , for the soulhile the body is as form and motion tool that
moves upon the material within the womb ... 14 The female , like Tiamat ,
provides only the flesh upon which the male imposes form and imparts soul ; the
The purpose of the male sperm is to give form in the likeliness of that from which
the sperm comes ; the purpose of the female sperm is to receive the likeness of
that from which the sperm comes . From the male sperm , therefore , come spirit ...
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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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