It was then further edited and adopted by the Committee of the Whole of the Second Continental Congress on July 4, Their version survived further edits by the whole Congress intact, and reads:
Thomas Malthus Jane Austen lived most of her life in the county of Hampshire. Her father and two of her brothers were clergymen there.
Another clergyman, living in the neighboring county of Surrey, was Thomas Malthus who was about the age of Jane's oldest brother. Malthus was one of the founders of population theory and an early contributor to theories of economics. In spite of all the danger and turmoil, those were optimistic times that Jane Austen was living in, and Malthus was a pessimist.
For that reason alone, he must have inspired a great deal of discussion - only an optimist can bear to discuss the views of a pessimist at length.
Thomas Malthus William Godwin I seem to have come full circle at this point because, as it turns out, Malthus mentions William Godwin quite prominently in his essays.
In fact, it is said that Malthus began his researches as an outgrowth of his debates with his father who was an ardent admirer of Godwin. There is another tangency: Malthus frequently referred to Dr.
Price, who was mentioned here as an inspiration and mentor for Mary Wollstonecraft. William Godwin was ten years older than Malthus; he was a London printer, and a working-class radical.
He was also a devout atheist. But their debate was not about religion; rather, it was about the potential and destiny of mankind. In particular, the debate was about the limits to growth of human population numbers.
I can say a few more things, parenthetically, about religion. First of all Godwin actually began as a clergyman ; in fact, he was the son and the grandson of clergymen. Also, Malthus did not neglect religion in his essay on population; however, since that is not our focus here, those chapters are discussed elsewhere.
It is important to say some things about Malthus's father because Malthus himself is considered an arch conservative in some quarters. That's not unfair, but we mustn't think that he came from a conservative background, quite the contrary.
In fact, when Rousseau visited Britain, at Hume's invitation, the Malthus home was one they chose to visit together.
That at a time when Thomas was too young to be aware. In this interesting way then, Malthus was somewhat like Mary Shelley. Malthus became a clergyman; but, at Cambridge, he achieved the rank of "ninth wrangler", which means that he was the ninth-most proficient mathematics student of his year.
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