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

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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. 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: 9780521323611
ISBN-10: 0521323614
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 23rd, 1990
Pages: 1159
Language: English