2022-02-26 22:24

The belief that humans and nature exist to be productive

'Modern productivism - the productivism of the industrial revolution - was governed by the belief that human society and nature are linked by the primacy and ultimate interchangeability (convertibility) of all productive activity. It presupposes a metaphor of the motor which first appeared during the first quarter of the 19th century.' - Rabinbach

Related to Taylorism - where factory workers were observed to see how quickly they could complete tasks, and how efficiencies could be found.