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MELO, Alessandro de. The ontological reduction of Man to machine in Marx: subsidies for contemporary debate. Educ. rev. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.2, pp. 153-173. ISSN 0102-4698.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-46982009000200007.

This essay intends to be one more element of a debate about Marx's contributions for the understanding and critic of the current society, which is characterized in economic terms by the progress of neoliberalism and the flexible accumulation of production.About this initial presupposition, the text intends to verify the book "The Capital" the historical movement of workers' disqualification in the development of the productive forces in the capitalism: in its phases of cooperation, manufactures and machinery and big industry. These historicall elements are understood here by the concept of ontological reduction, that means the men, human work, as well as the whole society reduction only to economic determination. This reduction eliminates ideologically the elements of reality as a capital development condition. Those elements are the capital origin and its support.

Keywords : Ontological Reduction; Work and Education; Worker's Disqualification.

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