- 1. Institutional Landscapes
- Monasteries and Universities
- Renaissance Courts
- Scientific Academies
- Women at the Periphery
- Parisian Salons
- Women’s Academies
- 2. Noble Networks
- The Curious Matter of Math
- Noblewomen in Scientific Networks
- Margaret Cavendish, Natural Philosopher
- Cavendish, a Feminist?
- Emilie du Châtelet and Physics
- 3. Scientific Women in the Craft Tradition
- Maria Sibylla Merian and the Business of Bugs
- Women Astronomers in Germany
- Maria Winkelmann at the Berlin Academy of Sciences
- The Attempt to Become Academy Astronomer
- The Clash between Guild Traditions and Professional Science
- A Brief Return to the Academy
- Invisible Assistants
- 4. Women’s Traditions
- Cookbooks for the Health and Pleasure of Mankind
- Legitimizing Exclusion
- 5. Battles over Scholarly Style
- When Science Was a Woman
- Reading Allegories
- The Masculine Allegory
- Did the Feminine Icon Represent Real Women?
- The Decline of Feminine Icons
- Competing Scholarly Styles
- The Attack on the Salon: A Masculine Style?
- 6. Competing Cosmologies: Locating Sex and Gender in the Natural Order
- Ancient Cosmologies: Woman as Imperfect Man
- Renaissance and Early Modern Feminism
- Descartes and Locke: Is Neglect Benign?
- Poullain and an Anonymous Englishwoman
- Modern Anatomy and the Question of Sexual Difference
- 7. More than Skin Deep: The Scientific Search for Sexual Difference
- The Female Skeleton Makes Her Debut
- Crafting Ideals: “Homo perfectus” and “Femina perfecta”
- Man, the Measure of All Things
- The Analogy between Sex and Race
- 8. The Triumph of Complementarity
- The Domestic Imperative
- The Physicalists’ Foundations of Complementarity
- The Political Foundations of Complementarity
- Asymmetries in Medical Evidence
- Masculinity, the Measure of Social Worth
- Purging the Feminine from Science
- Popular Science and the Decline of the Virtuosa
- Was Botany Feminine?
- 9. The Public Route Barred
- Marie Thiroux d’Arconville: A “Sexist” Anatomist
- Dorothea Erxleben, Germany’s First Woman M.D.
- Dorothea Schlözer, Germany’s First Woman Ph.D.
- Family Assistants: Caroline Herschel
- 10. The Exclusion of Women and the Structure of Knowledge
- Is Science Value-Neutral?
- The Privileged Voice of Science
- Building the Canon: The Case of Kant
- The Scientific Guarantee of Difference
- Selected Bibliography
The Mind Has No Sex?
Women in the Origins of Modern Science
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Publication Date: 03/01/1991
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