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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Ibid . , lines 237 - 39 . 12 . Ibid . , lines 821 - 22 . 13 . Ibid . , lines 211 - 32 . 14 .
Ibid . , lines 123 , 124 – 25 , 223 , 226 , 237 , 306 - 308 . 15 . Enuma Elis , I : 1 . 16
. Ibid . , IV : 98 - 102 . 17 . Ibid . , IV : 135 – 38 ; V ( additions ) : 47 - 62 . 18 . Ibid .
Ibid . , lines 340 - 55 . 62 . Hesiod , Works and Days , lines 61 - 63 . In Hesiod and
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435 . 21 . Chrysostom , Exhortation to Theodore , p . 112 . 22 . Augustine , City of
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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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