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Abstract

GONZALEZ ALFONSO, Felipe  and  FIGUEROA FLORES, Ximena. THE MOMENT BEFORE THE TRUTH. THEORY AND ETHICS FROM THE ESSAY ON MARTÍN CERDA. Acta lit. [online]. 2018, n.57, pp.25-38. ISSN 0717-6848.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-68482018000200025.

Abstract: Upon focusing on the theoretical fundamentals of the essay genre as referred to by Georg Lukács, Theodor Adorno, Martin Cerda and Ismael Gavilan, we state that in its scientific and artistic objective, the essay aims at showing the moment before the actual truth, to such an extent that it behaves as the stream of thought prior to final conclusions. By focusing on Martin Cerda's works and the influence they receive from the difficult context of the Chilean dictatorship, we reflect on the innovation of the characteristics of the essay genre found in the Chilean essayist's legacy since, apart from involving the common skepticism of the essay, it presents troublesome ethical considerations. Thus, there is a triad of escapism, individualism and the opening to a space of critical liberty amidst censorship and violence.

Keywords : Theory; essay; Martin Cerda; skepticism.

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