Title An Essay on the Principle of Population
Subtitle (Norton Critical Editions)
Author Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin
ISBN 9781324000556
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 344
Book size 134 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Description:

The world’s population is now 7.4 billion people, placing ever greater demands on our natural resources. As we stand witness to a possible reversal of modernity’s positive trends, Malthus’s pessimism is worth full reconsideration.

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • An introduction and explanatory annotations by Joyce E. Chaplin.
  • Malthus’s Essay in its first published version (1798) along with selections from the expanded version (1803), which he considered definitive, as well as his Appendix (1806).
  • An unusually rich selection of supporting materials thematically arranged to promote classroom discussion. Topics include “Influences on Malthus,” “Economics, Population, and Ethics after Malthus,” “Malthus and Global Challenges,” and “Malthusianism in Fiction.”
  • A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.


Contents:

Introduction

PART I: INFLUENCES ON MALTHUS
King James Bible • [Divine Mandates for Humanity] • Giovanni Botero • From Concerning the Causes of the Greatness and Magnificence of Cities (1589) • David Hume • From Of the Populousness of Antient Nations (1752) • Robert Wallace • From A Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind in Antient and Modern Times (1753) • Benjamin Franklin • From Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind (1755) • Adam Smith • From An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) • Edward Gibbon • From The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776) • William Robertson • From The History of America (1780) • William Godwin • From An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793) • Condorcet • From The ­Future Progress of the Human Mind (1795) • William Godwin • From Of Avarice and Profusion (1797)

PART II: SELECTIONS FROM MALTHUS’S WORK
An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) • From An Essay on the Principle of Population . . . A New Edition, Very Much Enlarged (1803) • Appendix to An Essay on the Principle of Population (1806)

PART III: ECONOMICS, POPULATION, AND ETHICS AFTER MALTHUS
William Hazlitt • From Political Essays (1819) • William Godwin • From Of Population (1820) • F
riedrich Engels • From Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy (1843) • John Stuart Mill • From Principles of Political Economy (1848) • Karl Marx • From Capital (1867) • George Bernard Shaw • From Fabian Essays (1889)

PART IV:  MALTHUS AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES

INEQUALITIES
Anonymous • From The Claim for Fresh Evidence on the Subject of the Slave Trade Considered (1807) • George Hibbert • From On the Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1807) • Alexander von Humboldt • From Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain (1811) • Amartya Sen • From The Food Problem: Theory and Policy (1982) • Ban Ki-moon • Secretary-General’s Message on World Population Day (2011)

NATURAL LAWS AND LIMITS?
Herbert Spencer • From A Theory of Population (1852) • Charles Darwin • From The Origin of Species (1859) • Paul R. Ehrlich • From The Population Bomb (1968) • Norman E. Borlaug, Ignacio Narvaez, Oddvar Aresvik, and R. Glenn Anderson • From A Green Revolution Yields a Golden Harvest (1969) • Club of Rome • From The Limits to Growth (1972) • Pope Francis • From Laudato Sì (2015)

QUASI-MALTHUSIAN PRO-NATALISM
Émile Zola • [Depopulation] (1897) • Corrado Gini • From Speech to the International Congress for Studies on Population (1933) • Mao Zedong • From The Bankruptcy of the Idealist Conception of History (1949)

GENDER AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Francis Place • From Illustrations and Proofs of the Principle of Population (1822) • Annie Besant • From The Law of Population (1870) •
Mohandas K. Gandhi and Margaret Sanger • From Gandhi and Mrs. Sanger Debate Birth Control (1936) • Pope Paul VI • From Humanæ Vitæ (1968) • United Nations Population Fund • From The Cairo Consensus (1994, 2004)

PART V:  MALTHUSIANISM IN FICTION

Mary Shelley • From The Last Man (1826) • Harriet Martineau • From Illustrations of Political Economy (1832) • Charles Dickens • From A Christmas Carol (1843) • Aldous Huxley • From Brave New World (1932) • J. G. Ballard • From Billennium (1962) • Lee Tung • From The Wind Obeys Lama Toru (1967) • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer • Soylent Green poster (1973) • Dan Brown • From Inferno (2013)

Thomas Robert Malthus: A Chronology

Selected Bibliography

Index


About the Editor:

Joyce E. Chaplin is James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History at Harvard University. She has taught at five different universities on two continents and an island and in a maritime studies program in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. She is the author of An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730–1815 (1993), Subject Matter: Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500–1676 (2001), The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius (2006), and Benjamin Franklin’s Political Arithmetic: A Materialist View of Humanity (2009).


Target Audience:

People interested in Population Economy.

 

 
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