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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The chemical marriage has three stages . In the first , the mixture of Sol and Luna
causes the phlegmatic humidity of the mercury ( Luna ) to be dried up , and the
remaining substance becomes black . This is referred to as the Nigredo stage , in
Women preserves in the information of the head , the earlier stage from which the
race or tribe has been developed , or into which it has relapsed ; hence is partly
explained the fact , that inequality of the sexes increases with the progress of ...
According to Freudian theory , an important stage in a young male ' s
development is the so - called Oedipus complex . Freud explained that as a boy
develops his phallic sexuality , he naturally comes to desire his mother as a
sexual obiect ...
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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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