330.153092 M261 M469
Malthus : the life and legacies of an untimely prophet. --
Imp / Ed.:
Cambridge, MA, Estados Unidos : Harvard University Press, c2014.
284 p. ; 24 cm.
Prologue: Opening the door on Malthus's Roller Coaster. -- 1. Before Malthus. -- 2. Prophets of perfection: a revolutionary triptych. -- 3. Malthus's Essay and the quiet revolution. -- 4. Malthus as the malign mouse of romanticism. -- 5. Malthus and the making of Environmental Economics. -- 6. Malthus and the Victorians. -- 7. Malthus and the Dismal Age. -- 8. Malthus the Transatlantic celebrity. -- 9. Malthus today. -- Epilogue: High time for the Untimely Prophet. -- Notes. -- Acknowledgments. -- Index. --
Tomado de la solapa: "This book is a major reassessment of Malthus's ideas and an intellectual history of the origins of modern debates about demography, resources, and the environment. Against the ferment of Enlightenment ideals about the perfectibility of mankind and the grim realities of life in the eighteenth century, Robert Mayhew explains the genesis of the Essay and Malthus's preoccupation with birth and death rates. He traces Malthus's collision course with the Lake poets, his important revisions to the Essay, and composition of his other great work, Principles of Political Economy. Mayhew suggests we see the author in his later writings as an environmental economist for his persistent concern with natural resources, land, and the conditions of their use. Mayhew then pursues Malthus's many afterlives in the Victorian world and beyond."
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