An Essay on the Principle of

An Essay on the Principle of

And A Summary View of the Principle of Population

Book - 1970
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English economist and professor Thomas R. Malthus (1766-1834) caused great public controversy among the optimistic positivitists of his day when his Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) showed incontrovertibly that population, when unchecked, tends to increase faster than the availability of subsistence therefore preventive checks on population increase are necessary. Malthus, whose work influenced the research of Charles Darwin, admitted he was pessimistic about the future of humankind. He argued, through mathematical proofs and scientific documentation, that without population control the societal result is overcrowding, disease, war, poverty, and vice.
Publisher: Harmondsworth, England : Penguin, [1970]
ISBN: 9781573922555
Branch Call Number: 304.66 MAL
Characteristics: 291 pages ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Flew, Antony 1923-2010.


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