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T. R. Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population

Volume 2

  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521071321

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  • Published in two volumes, these books provide a student audience with an excellent 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 edition is intended to show how Malthusianism impinges on the history of political thought, and how the author's reputation as a population theorist and political economist was established.

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    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521071321
    • length: 404 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume II
    Book II. Re-written Chapters [1806]:
    4. (b) On the fruitfulness of Marriages
    6. (b) Effects of Epidemics on Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages
    Book III. Re-written Chapters [1817]: A. Of the Agricultural System
    B. Of the Commercial System
    C. Of Systems of Agriculture and Commerce combined
    D. Of Corn Laws. Bounties upon Exportation
    E. Of Corn Laws. Restrictions upon Importation
    F. Of increasing Wealth as it affects the Condition of the Poor
    Book IV. Of our future Prospects respecting the Removal or Mitigation of the Evils arising from the Principle of Population:
    1. Of moral restraint, and the foundations of our obligation to practise this virtue
    2. Of the Effects which would result to Society from the general practice of this virtue
    3. Of the only effectual mode of improving the condition of the poor
    4. Objections to this mode considered
    5. Of the consequences of pursuing the opposite mode
    6. Effects of the knowledge of the principal cause of poverty on Civil Liberty
    5. Of the consequences of pursuing the opposite mode
    6. Effects of the knowledge of the principal cause of poverty on Civil Liberty
    7. Continuation of the same subject [Added 1817]
    8. Plan of the gradual abolition of the Poor Laws proposed
    9. Of the modes of correcting the prevailing opinions on the subject of Population
    10. Of the direction of our charity
    11. Of the errors in different plans which have been proposed, to improve the condition of the Poor
    12. Continuation of the same subject [Added 1817]
    13. Of the necessity of general principles on this subject
    14. Of our rational expectations respecting the future improvement of Society
    Appendices, 1806, 1817
    Note 1825.

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    T. R. Malthus

    Editor

    Patricia James

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