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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( Genesis 1 : 1 - 13 ) The most salient aspect of the nature of the creative force as
depicted in Genesis is that it is masculine . ... is in the masculine singular ( " . . .
the waters that were gathered together he ( 7P ) called Seas ” ( Genesis 1 : 10 ] ) .
God called the dry land Earth , and the waters that were gathered together he
called Seas ” ( Genesis 1 : 5 - 10 ) . Also unlike a human craftsperson , God
created the very materials to which he gave form . The world was created ex
nihilo , out ...
The Genesis story of the creation of the universe solely from a male source
emphasizes the primacy of the male creative principle . The second version of the
story of human creation , in which man is formed out of dust and woman from his
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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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