Malthus

Malthus A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions

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Synopsis

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. In this Very Short Introduction, Donald Winch explains and clarifies Malthus's ideas, assessing the profound influence he has had on modern economic thought. Concentrating on his writings, Winch sheds light on the context in which he wrote and why his work has remained controversial. Looking at Malthus's early life as well as the evolution of his theories from population to political economy, Winch considers why and how Malthus's writings have been so influential in the thought of later figures such as Darwin and Keynes. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199670413
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 304.6092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 122
Weight: 128g
Height: 175mm
Width: 111mm
Spine width: 8mm