Do the Right Thing SQs

Do the Right Thing SQs - Philosophy 91 Prof. Nancy Bauer...

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Unformatted text preview: Philosophy 91 Prof. Nancy Bauer Philosophy and Film <nancy.bauer@tufts.edu> Fall 2007 (H) 617-965- 4373 (O) x72343 Miner 1 (basement) Office hours: M & W 3-4 Study Questions: Do the Right Thing 1. Why does Mookie throw the can? In an essay on the film 1 a philosopher named Douglas Kellner claims that theres no doubt that he is doing it because of rage over Radio Raheems death. Kellner further claims that because it is Spike Lee who plays the character of Mookie, we can assume that Lee thinks that violence in this situation is the right thing. Is Kellner on target here? What exactly is Mookie/Lee (and is there a difference between the two?) saying in doing what he does? 2. Rousseau warns in the footnote on p. 153 of On the Social Contract that a social contract will not work unless people all have something and none of them has too much. (Although Rousseau work unless people all have something and none of them has too much....
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