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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Generally , the most vigorous males , those which are best fitted for their places in
nature , will leave most progeny . But in many victory depends not so much on
general vigour , as on having special weapons . confined to the male sex .
SEVEN The Weaker Seed Western religious conceptions of the creation of the
universe uniformly ascribe primacy to the generative powers of the male principle
. With the strong influence of the Genesis story , the most prevalent metaphor of ...
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
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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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