An Essay on the Principle of Population (Thomas R. Malthus- Translated)


Zengin S.

Gece Publication, Ankara, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book / Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Gece Publication
  • City: Ankara
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

“Great and unexpected discoveries that have resonated in natural philosophy in recent years; the spread of ontological knowledge arising from the development of painting; the fervent and free spirit of questioning overcoming the enlightened and even the ignorant world; All the intersections in dazzling and surprising political issues, especially in the occurrence of the French Revolution, which was a tremendous phenomenon of the political horizon, just like a burning comet was destined to either give birth to new forms of life or destroy the timid creatures on earth, attracted many intellectuals. This leads to the conclusion that we are living in a period that is pregnant with the most important changes. These changes are the ones that can somehow determine and shape the future destiny of humanity.”

“The only thing I want to say is that it is impossible to explain and reveal such changes without the state of reasoning.”

While writing his work titled "An Essay on the Principle of Population", Malthus tried to conduct a detailed discussion with the guidance of reason, taking the specific conditions of that day as a reference, and proved his maturity in the field of political economy. Undoubtedly, this study will shed light on many studies from now on, as it has done so far.

This translated book is also important in that it is translated into Turkish for the first time.