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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Then God said , ' Let us make man [ hā - ' ādām ) in our image , after our likeness
; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea , and over the birds of the air
, and over the cattle , and over all the earth , and over every creeping thing that ...
Man is called the lesser world ( mundus minor ) , because in him is the figure of
the heavens , of the earth , of the sun and moon , a visible figure upon earth and (
at the same time ) invisible , wherefore he is named the lesser world . " 45 This ...
When the seed of Hephaistos mixed with the earth , Erichthonius was produced .
49 In this story , male seed is potent enough to create life when it is placed in
nourishing surroundings . The earth is an obvious source of nourishment , and in
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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
Between Man and Animal
The Weaker Vessel
The Hysteria of Woman
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