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.
Results 1-3 of 36
Given the persistence of the image of woman as less perfect than man within
Christianity , it is reasonable to expect this view to have a strong influence upon
Western scientific theories . And this is indeed what we find . A clear indication of
For , given the ease with which women arouse men ' s senses and reawaken in
the depths of their hearts the remains of ardors which are almost extinguished ,
men would finally be their victims and would see themselves dragged to death ...
Given this , an imbalance of the menstrual functions was sure to bimg on insanity
. ... 40 Given that Johnson subscribed to the notion of the animal economy , be no
surprise that he claimed that : nene notion of the animal economy , 41 it should ...
What people are saying - Write a review
The less noble sex: scientific, religious, and philosophical conceptions of woman's natureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
Between Man and Animal
The Weaker Vessel
4 other sections not shown