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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Denying Darwin ' s claim that sexual selection accounted for sex differences ,
Geddes argued instead that they were the result of basic differences in the cell
metabolisms of women and men . He claimed that at the level of the cell ,
maleness is ...
The case of classical anatomical studies of the structure of the uterus is a good
example of how empirical investigations result in theory revision . The tenet that
the uterus was a free - floating organ was rejected because of careful
He claimed that serious illnesses would result if women did not accept the “
proper " feminine role ; a woman should be married , avoid luxury , and have
regular intercourse with her husband . Like Galen and Trotula , Guainerius
believed that ...
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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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