An Essay on the Principles of Population


Author:  Thomas Robert Malthus



This critical edition contains the text of the original 1798 essay, along with later revisions made by Malthus himself. Background and source materials include such writers as Hume and Adam Smith. The criticism sections brings together virtually every school or thought in the 175 years, from Mill to Marx, and from Commoner to Heilbroner. The evolution of Malthus idea and its validity through following generations is traced in Philip Applemans brilliant introduction. (softcover, 260 pages)