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The Resource The moral sex : woman's nature in the French Enlightenment, Lieselotte Steinbrügge ; translated by Pamela E. Selwyn

The moral sex : woman's nature in the French Enlightenment, Lieselotte Steinbrügge ; translated by Pamela E. Selwyn

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The moral sex : woman's nature in the French Enlightenment
Title
The moral sex
Title remainder
woman's nature in the French Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Lieselotte Steinbrügge ; translated by Pamela E. Selwyn
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"How was the nature of women redefined and debated during the French Enlightenment? Instead of treating the Enlightenment in the usual manner, as a challenge to orthodox ideas and social conventions, Lieselotte Steinbrugge interprets it as a deviation from a position staked out in the seventeenth century, namely, "the mind has no sex."" "The division of the human being into two unequal sexes was by no means the work of the counter-Enlightenment, argues Steinbrugge. Rather, it occurred with genuinely Enlightenment arguments. The very concept of nature upon which equality was supposed to rest was used to legitimate the notion that women were less capable than men of rational thought and action." "This study shows that the emphasis on women's closeness to nature, and its contrast to enlightened masculine rationality, was associated with the social function of reason and the accompanying moral philosophical definition of sentiment. Because of their supposedly greater emotionality, women seemed predestined to represent pure human compassion. They became the moral sex."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Steinbrügge, Lieselotte
Index
index present
Language note
Translation from the German: Das moralische Geschlecht
LC call number
HQ1210
LC item number
.S7413 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • Women
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The moral sex : woman's nature in the French Enlightenment, Lieselotte Steinbrügge ; translated by Pamela E. Selwyn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-153) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Reason has no sex -- Dividing the human race: the anthropological definition of woman in the Encyclopedie -- The sensual turning point: Antoine-Leonard Thomas and Pierre Roussel -- The sexualization of female existence -- The historical and moral-philosophical dimensions of the feminine: Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- The female reduced to natural instinct: Choderlos de Laclos -- Female sensibility -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm31408741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 157 p.
Isbn
9780195094930
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94039210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31408741
Label
The moral sex : woman's nature in the French Enlightenment, Lieselotte Steinbrügge ; translated by Pamela E. Selwyn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Reason has no sex -- Dividing the human race: the anthropological definition of woman in the Encyclopedie -- The sensual turning point: Antoine-Leonard Thomas and Pierre Roussel -- The sexualization of female existence -- The historical and moral-philosophical dimensions of the feminine: Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- The female reduced to natural instinct: Choderlos de Laclos -- Female sensibility -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm31408741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 157 p.
Isbn
9780195094930
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94039210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31408741

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