A reconstruction of post-Malthusian debates on population, birth control and theories of fertility. The articles also explores the 'providentialist-naturalist' version of anti-Malthusianism as extended into the socialist tradition (from utopian socialists to positivist socialists influenced by Spencer) drawing examples from France, Germany and Italy.
BIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF FERTILITY. CONTINENTAL REACTION TO THE MALTHUSIAN THREAT IN POST-DARWINIAN SOCIETY / LA VERGATA, Antonello. - STAMPA. - 59:(2000), pp. 189-221.