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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In Galen ' s account , fully concocted genitals , the “ true " form of genitals , are the
penis and testicles . Woman remains , so to speak , half - baked . For centuries ,
anatomical drawings of woman ' s internal genitalia bore an uncanny ...
Certain and simple rules such that , if a man observes them accurately , he shall
never assume what is false as true , and will never spend his mental efforts to no
purpose , but will always gradually increase his knowledge and so arrive at a ...
Apollo argued that Orestes was not guilty of killing his parent , on the grounds
that the true parent is the father , not the mother . Apollo insisted that “ man is the
source of life , " while woman is simply " a nurse to the seed . " 47 To prove 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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