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Malthus, medicine & morality : Malthusianism after 1798

Author: Brian Dolan
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, [2000]
Series: Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine.; Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 59.
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Thomas Robert Malthus's reputation has lately been rehabilitated in the fields of social biology, demography, environmentalism, and economics. In the midst of this current interest and with the chance to mark the occasion of the bicentenary of the first edition of the Essay on Population (1798), the contributors to this volume take this timely opportunity to examine the historical conditions in which Malthus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Malthus, medicine & morality.
Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, [2000]
(DLC) 2004301817
(OCoLC)45139782
Named Person: T R Malthus; T R Malthus; T R Malthus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Dolan
ISBN: 9042008415 9789042008410 9042008512 9789042008519 9789004333338 9004333339
OCLC Number: 1076492447
Notes: Based on a symposium held March 1998 at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London.
Description: 1 online resource (v, 232 pages)
Contents: Malthus's political economy of health: the critique of Scandinavia in the Essay on population / Brian Dolan --
Boys to men: moral restraint at Haileybury College / Timothy L. Alborn --
The Malthusian moment / Roy Porter --
"Malthus on man--
in animals no moral restraint" / Robert M. Young --
Malthus among the theologians / Brian Young --
Malthus and the doctors: political economy, medicine, and the state in England, Ireland, and Scotland, 1800-1840 / Christopher Hamlin and Kathleen Gallagher-Kamper --
Mathusian mutations: the changing politics and moral meanings of birth control in Britain / Lesley A. Hall --
Reproduction and revolution: Paul Robin and Neo-Malthusianism in France / Angus McLaren --
Biology and sociology of fertility: reactions to the Malthusian threat, 1798-1933 / Antonello La Vergata.
Series Title: Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine.; Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 59.
Other Titles: Malthus, medicine and morality
Responsibility: edited by Brian Dolan.

Abstract:

Thomas Robert Malthus's reputation has lately been rehabilitated in the fields of social biology, demography, environmentalism, and economics. In the midst of this current interest and with the chance to mark the occasion of the bicentenary of the first edition of the Essay on Population (1798), the contributors to this volume take this timely opportunity to examine the historical conditions in which Malthus constructed his theory, and in which the concept of a 'Malthusian' and 'Neo-Malthusian' philosophy first emerged. The essays redress the balance between Malthus's original argument, the immediate responses to Malthus by medics and theologians in Britain and on the Continent, and some of the ways that his ideas were later attacked, appropriated, or misrepresented. Included here are essays that not only re-evaluate the development of Malthus's theory, but also offer critical perspectives on the generation of the 'Malthusian league' and debates about birth control in Britain and on the Continent, and Malthus's influence on the emergence of social science and Darwinian evolutionary biology.

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"...outstanding choice of contributors [...] steady editorial work..." in: The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 34, pt.3, No. 122, Sept. 2001 "...a far-ranging examination of some Read more...

 
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