Do the Right Thing SQs - Philosophy 91 Philosophy and Film Fall 2007 Prof Nancy Bauer <[email protected]>(H 617-965-4373(O x72343 Miner 1(basement

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Philosophy 91 Prof. Nancy Bauer Philosophy and Film <[email protected]> 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 there’s no doubt that “he is doing it because of rage over Radio Raheem’s 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 
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