Debate Over Kant Leads to Gunfight

Following up on her own previous submission, "The Mob Reads Kant", our own Prisilla Hernandez draws our attention to this AP story:

MOSCOW — An argument in southern Russia over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of “Critique of Pure Reason,” devolved into pure mayhem when one debater shot the other.

A police spokeswoman in Rostov-on Don, Viktoria Safarova, said two men in their 20s were discussing Kant as they stood in line to buy beer at a small store on Sunday. The discussion deteriorated into a fistfight and one participant pulled out a small nonlethal pistol and fired repeatedly.

One wonders whether it was the nature of the unity of pure apperception that led them to this...

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16
Sep

Oh, the irony!  A rational

Oh, the irony!  A rational subject matter that leads to irrational deeds?!  Hopefully this doesn't lead to a wave of crimes in the philosophy sections of serious bookstores.  
 
Also, is it just me or does this strongly bring to mind the Burr-Hamilton duel?  lol

At any rate, welcome to the wild side of philosophy.  (Please remember to "think responsibly!")

16
Sep

This is news?

 I thought all philosophical debates ended in physical altercations. If philosophy isn't just intellectual smack talk that proceeds a beat down, I've been doing it wrong. 

16
Sep

 Damn, Carlos.  You've been

 Damn, Carlos.  You've been doing some barroom philosophy, huh?  lol  - Good debate and a good fight or it's no fun.  

17
Sep

 Your momma.

 Your momma.