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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Alchemy was also unlike chemistry in that alchemical theory was based on the
premise that the spirit of humans and the substances of the universe were
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Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature Nancy
Tuana. into him , he contains in miniature the soul of the universe . “ Hence man
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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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