An Essay on the Principle of Population (2 Volume Hardback Set): Volume 2

An Essay on the Principle of Population (2 Volume Hardback Set): Volume 2

by T. R. Malthus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521323614

ISBN-13: 9780521323611

Pub. Date: 02/23/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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. Based on Malthus's second edition of 'An Essay on the Principle of Population' published in 1803, which established the author's reputation as a population theorist and political economist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521323611
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/23/1990
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
1159
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.36(d)

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >