The male is by nature superior and the female inferior; the one rules and the other is ruled.
Aristotle may have been one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever seen but his views on the relationship between the sexes are somewhat challenging. How did a thinker of his stature arrive at such conclusions? And how many of his ideas are still abroad in our own world?
Anne Kelleher , who teaches philosophy at King's College, London, looks at the way
Aristotle's ideas continue to shape our attitudes.
Producer JANICE HADLOW