Population

978-1-85506-345-7
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345 pages, notes, illustrations, Key Issues

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Population

Contemporary Responses to Thomas Malthus

Pyle, Andrew, editor

Thomas Malthus’sAn Essay on the Principle of Population, published in 1798, was a work much more widely discussed than read. This selection represents a wide range of arguments that followed this contentious work – from those who vehemently attacked Malthusian notions to those who passionately defended them. Including articles by William Cobbett, William Hazlitt, and Thomas de Quincey, this volume brings together some of the most lively contributors to the debate.