This article brings to discussion, one of the key elements to analyze the ethical dimension of educational research. This is the use of science, as a discourse that contributes to the naturalization of the social, as a mechanism of imposition for the cultural arbitraries (Bourdieu, 1990). After traveling through a couple of examples, the use given to the scientific discourse in social communication mass media, the article delves into discussions on the relationship between science and society, to then focus on the analysis of the form in which the processes based on naturalization, impose certain cultural contents through the symbolic violence (Bourdieu, 1990). Later on this mechanism is presented, in relation to education and its consequences. To finally address the issue of ethical commitment, from the understanding of the scientific production, as a way of revealing what the naturalization hides and make it available to the whole community, the unhiding, in order that communities can freely build their destinies.
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