Malthus: An Essay On The Principle Of Population by T. R. MalthusMalthus: An Essay On The Principle Of Population by T. R. Malthus

Malthus: An Essay On The Principle Of Population

byT. R. MalthusEditorDonald Winch

Paperback | August 28, 1992

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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.
Thomas Robert Malthus was born to a wealthy family near Surrey, England. His father, the eccentric Daniel Malthus, was friends with both David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Malthus was educated privately at home and, at age 13, began two years of study in residence with Richard Graves, a Protestant minister near Bath. He excelled in ...
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Title:Malthus: An Essay On The Principle Of PopulationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:430 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.94 inPublished:August 28, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521429722

ISBN - 13:9780521429726

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Acknowledgements and notes on the text; Principle events in the life of Robert Malthus; Biographical notes; Guide to further reading; Essay on the Principle of Population; Index.