A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2013
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 profoundinfluence 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 soinfluential in the thought of later figures such as Darwin and Keynes.
Publisher: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, 2013
Branch Call Number: 304.6 MAT 2013
Characteristics: 122 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm