means of production

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In English by 1733 in Peter Shaw, The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, Vol III, p52, note d: "Observe, what has been fully explained in the Novum Organum; that to discover the Causes of Things, is finding the Means to produce them, whence Causes, and the Means of Production are convertible terms."


means of production (plural means of production)

  1. (economics, Marxism) The combination of the means of labor, such as machines, tools, and equipment, and the subject of labor used by workers to make products.

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