Malthus: 'An Essay on the Principle of Population'

Malthus: 'An Essay on the Principle of Population'

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This book provides a student audience with the best scholarly edition of Malthus' Essay on Population. Written in 1798 as a polite attack on post-French revolutionary speculations on the theme of social and human perfectibility, it remains one of the most powerful statements of the limits to human hopes set by the tension between population growth and natural resources. Based on the authoritative variorum edition of the versions of the Essay published between 1803 and 1826, and complete with full introduction and bibliographic apparatus, this new edition is intended to show how Malthusianism impinges on the history of political thought.For John Maynard Keynesa#39;s essay on Malthus see Essays in Biography in The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes, London: ... has been w ritten by those interested in specific topics in intellectual history or the history of social institutions and policies. On the ... Himmelfarb, The Idea of Poverty, New York: Alfred Knopf, 1984 and Mitchell Dean, The Constitution of Poverty, London: Routledge, 1991.

Title:Malthus: 'An Essay on the Principle of Population'
Author:T. R. Malthus, Donald Winch, Patricia James
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1992-08-28


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