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Author Tuana, Nancy.

Title The less noble sex : scientific, religious, and philosophical conceptions of woman's nature / Nancy Tuana.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1993.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.4201 T883L    Check Shelf
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Description xii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Race, gender, and science
Race, gender, and science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-219) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents I. Between Man and Animal. 1. In the Beginning. 2. The Misbegotten Man -- II. The Weaker Vessel. 3. Not in God's Image. 4. The Less Noble Sex. 5. The Hysteria of Woman -- III. Creativity's Soil. 6. Children of the Gods. 7. The Weaker Seed -- IV. The Beautiful Evil. 8. In Man's Control.
Subject Feminist theory.
Woman (Philosophy) -- History.
Sexism in science -- History.
Women. (DNLM)D014930
Prejudice. (DNLM)D011287
Philosophy. (DNLM)D010684
Science. (DNLM)D012586
Religion. (DNLM)D012067
Social Perception. (DNLM)D012938
Feminist theory.
Théorie féministe.
Femme (Philosophie) -- Histoire.
Sexisme dans les sciences -- Histoire.
02.60 women's studies: general. (NL-LeOCL)077592565
Feminist theory. (OCoLC)fst00922816
Sexism in science. (OCoLC)fst01114731
Woman (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01176559
02.60 women's studies: general. (NL-LeOCL)077592565
Indexed Term Feminist theory
Sexism in science History
Woman (Philosophy) History
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Tuana, Nancy. Less noble sex. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1993 (OCoLC)654157750
ISBN 0253360986 (alk. paper)
9780253360984 (alk. paper)
0253208300 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253208309 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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