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The female in Aristotle's biology : reason or rationalization

Author: Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While Aristotle's writings on biology are considered to be among his best, the comments he makes about females in these works are widely regarded as the nadir of his philosophical oeuvre. Among many claims, Aristotle is said to have declared that females contribute nothing substantial to generation; that they have fewer teeth than males; that they are less spirited than males; and that women are analogous to
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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.; Aristote.; AristÓteles; Aristoteles.; Aristotle.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mayhew
ISBN: 0226512002 9780226512006
OCLC Number: 53006733
Description: x, 136 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Aristotle and "ideology" --
Entomology --
Embryology --
Eunuchs and women --
Anatomy --
The softer and less spirited sex --
Aristotle on females : an assessment of the biology.
Responsibility: Robert Mayhew.
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Robert Mayhew sets out not to defend Aristotle's ideas about females, but to defend the philosopher against the common charge that his writings on animals were motivated by ideological bias.  Read more...

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"Mayhew's main treatment is divided under five headings: entomology, embryology, eunuchs and women, anatomy, and 'the softer and less spirited sex.' . . . Mayhew's account is in general careful and Read more...

 
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