Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | June 19, 2013

byDonald Winch

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Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. In this Very Short Introduction, Donald Winch explains and clarifies Malthus's ideas, assessing the profoundinfluence he has had on modern economic thought. Concentrating on his writings, Winch sheds light on the context in which he wrote and why his work has remained controversial. Looking at Malthus's early life as well as the evolution of his theories from population to political economy, Winch considers why and how Malthus's writings have been soinfluential in the thought of later figures such as Darwin and Keynes.

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Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. In this Very Short Introduction, Donald Winch explains and clarifies Malthus's ideas, assessing the profoundinfluence he has had on modern economic thought. C...

Donald Winch is Emeritus Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex. His previous publications include studies of classical political economy, the relationship of economics and policy during the twentieth century, including Adam Smith's Politics (1978), (with Stefan Collini and John Burrow) That Noble Science of Pol...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:June 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Acknowledgements1. Reputation2. Life3. Population: the first Essay4. Population: the second Essay5. From population to political economy6. The political economy of stable growth7. ConclusionReferencesFurther reading