Malthus, Verhulst and all that

  • Mimmo Iannelli
  • Andrea Pugliese
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Such a harsh note by the editor, against the comments received by the Essay [9], takes us back to the atmosphere of those times and to the discussions that the Principle of population sustained by Thomas Robert Malthus, caused and fed since the first edition of the book in 1798. Actually this Principle can be stated in a few words:


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  • Mimmo Iannelli
    • 1
  • Andrea Pugliese
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TrentoItaly

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