Hypatia 3 (1):35-59 (1988)

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Nancy Tuana
Pennsylvania State University
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This history of reproductive theories from Aristotle to the preformationists provides an excellent illustration of the ways in which the gender/science system informs the process of scientific investigation. In this essay I examine the effects of the bias of woman's inferiority upon theories of human reproduction. I argue that the adherence to a belief in the inferiority of the female creative principle biased scientific perception of the nature of woman's role in human generation.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1988.tb00055.x
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