The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature

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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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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

Contents

Between Man and Animal
1
The Weaker Vessel
51
The Hysteria of Woman
93
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