Malthus, Medicine & Morality: Malthusianism After 1798

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Brian Dolan
Rodopi, 2000 - 232 páginas
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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The Metaphysical View of Meaning Examined
70
Nihilism
91
Meaning Without Religion
127
The Possibility of Religious and Secular Ascriptions of Meaning
166
The Quest for Meaning as the Quest for God
193
Appendix
222
The Discussion on the Ascription of Meaning
242
Brian Dolan 1
Moral Restraint at Haileybury College
2
Roy Porter 57
Young 73
Brian Young 93
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the State in England Ireland and Scotland 18001840
Moral Meanings of Birth Control in Britain
7
In France
Malthusian Threat 17981933
9

Brian Dolan 9

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