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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Thus , the elements of the primary matter had to be separated and purified prior
to being reunited to form a perfect substance . 34 Alchemists believed that heat
would free the soul of the primary matter , thus enabling separation and later ...
Woman furnished the unformed matter upon which man crafted human form and
nature . He was the master artist of human generation ; she merely supplied the
raw materials for his work . THE PRIMACY OF MALE GENERATIVE POWERS ...
The Prime Matter of Paracelsus . " Ambix 9 ( 1961 ) : 117–35 . “ The Reaction to
Aristotle in Seventeenth Century Biological Thought . ” In Science , Medicine ,
and History . Ed . E. Ashworth Underwood . London : Oxford University Press ,
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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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