Heroes Looking for Their Own Justice as a Cultural Reflection in the New Turkish Cinema


The concept of justice is one of the most sought concepts since the existence of the human beings. According to Aristotle who was one of the first age philosophers approaching the concept more philosophically, the starting point of justice was formed by the concept of equality. According to him for justice it was not enough to treat everyone equally; law could be fair to the extent of protecting the weak. Also in modern law it is thought that the assessment will provide justice if the judge considers the features of the condition while applying the law in any kind of event. Thus the missing sides of the law which has a general nature can be removed and so justice becomes more approachable. However justice beyond all these is a cultural phenomenon. Even if the society lives by the laws and its life is guaranteed through the laws, the presuppositions arising from its internal dynamics do not overlap with the universal law. Therefore, in societies especially in the 3rd world countries where the distrust in laws and the commitment to the traditions still continues the general trend is to search and distribute the own justice. The justice searching and distributing practices which were developed culturally against the universal law are approved also culturally. 'The acceptance of the people distributing their own justice most of the times emerge through artistic production and the anti-heroes who distributes their

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Tu_ba Elmac_, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

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Conference: ACAH2016
Stream: Humanities - Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication

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