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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Galen ' s elaboration upon Aristotle remained a popular position well into the
eighteenth century . Paré accepted Galen ' s interpretation of the internal location
of woman ' s genitals as proof of her inferior supply of heat . " What man hath ...
CHRISTIAN IMAGES OF THE SOUL During the Middle Ages , there was no
uniform Christian position on the nature of ... Depending upon their
interpretations , theologians held one of three positions concerning woman ' s
soul : that woman ...
But in fact , Philo adopted a position similar to that of Jesus as recorded by
Thomas - woman must become like man . Woman ' s salvation requires “ giving
up of the female gender by changing into the male , since the female gender is
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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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