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DELLA FONTE, Sandra Soares. Considerations on contemporary scepticism from marxist ontology and gnosiology. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.28, n.101, pp.1525-1542. ISSN 1678-4626.

In a contribution to the analysis of the new sceptical wave that has been pervading educational research, I investigate how Lenin and Lukács refuted, in ontological and gnosiological terms, the scepticism at their time. In the beginning of the 20th century, Lenin elucidated the supposed Empiric-critic neutrality. Later on, during the 20th century, Lukács, in his turn, analyzed neo-positivism as the highest point of this perspective. Nowadays, we live in a similar crypto-positivist atmosphere. While positivist tradition has nominally banished ontology, the current trends maintain it, in an attempt to deny the possibility of saying anything about the world; thus, they establish a new way of exiling ontology. With this, an underlying kind of ontology is strengthened, as connected to an immediate practice, ready to fit the interests of the ones who keep capital under control. To avoid ratifying this theoretical retraction, the educational field faces the challenge of opposing today's scepticism.

Palabras clave : Marxism; Scepticism; Ontology; Gnosiology.

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