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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and there was no man to till the ground ; but a mist went up from the earth and
watered the whole face of the ground — then the Lord God formed man of dust
from the ground , and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life ; and man
became a ...
If one focuses upon woman ' s role as helner an argument can be made either for
the equal perfection of woman and man or for the metaphysical superiority of
man . Looking first at the material of woman ' s creation , an argument for her ...
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 man ' s
body so that she would be “ bone of his bone , flesh of his flesh , ” that is , she ...
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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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