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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CLASSICAL IMAGES OF THE SOUL COSMOGONY AND Soul : Plato . Plato
viewed the passions as the cause of the imperfection that is woman . In the
Platonic account , man is the primary creation . Although the gods originally
created all ...
Plato pointed to women when he wanted to illustrate the negative consequences
of allowing the passions to control one ' s actions . In one example , Plato
recounts the trial of Socrates , who , convicted of corrupting the minds of the
young and ...
Plato . Apology . Trans . Hugh Tredennick . In The Collected Dialogues of Plato .
Eds . E . Hamilton and H . Cairns . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 1973 . -
Laws . Trans . A . E . Taylor . In The Collected Dialogues of Plato . Phaedo .
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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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