Evil and Violence in the Context of Ethics, Politics and Democracy


In this article, we will discuss human nature and acts with regard to evil, violence, and democracy and whether they are inherent to our nature or not on ethics and political grounds. Then we follow the question which is “what kind of roles evil and violence have in the liberation of the human being?” Following on from that, we will inquire into evil and violence under the umbrella of disputed “particular democracy” on the grounds of epistemology, ethics, historical roles, and nature in the 15th and 21st century in Continental Europe. First of all, we consider that evil and violence are the instruments which are legitimized via democracy, how we can correlate ethics, politics, and democracy. In other words, what is the role of evil and violence in history? Then within this context, how we can define democracy, evil, and violence in relation to ethics and politics? While researching these questions, we will follow Arendt’s and Benjamin’s critics of violence and also categorize evil and violence using Keane’s arguments. Our argument is that there is a way which we can find in non violent resistance within a new understanding of democracy in the public ethics and politics.


Human Nature Justice Evil Violence Democracy Ethics Law