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Malthus An Essay on The Principle of Population
Malthus An Essay on The Principle of Population Author:Anthony Flew The Reverend Thomas Malthus's Blunt Identification of the ultimate demographic choice - starvation or restraint - has guaranteed his fame, even if his analysis of how population checks are always operating has often been misunderstood. This original polemic of 1798 and his final restatement of 1830, A Summary View, addressed in part to 'those wh... more »o have not had leisure to read the whole work'.
Today there is a torrent of books asking whether we can 'prevent the Malthusian nightmare becoming a reality', and in his introduction Professor Flew (besides assessing the impact of Malthus on both Darwinism and Marxism) examines how far his argument does, and does not, stand up to the refutations that have rained upon it for a century and a half.« less