Russian Man Shot Over Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy


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Two men, who were standing in line to buy beer in the southern Russian town of Rostov-on-Don, got into an argument over the philosophies of Immanuel Kant, which ended in one man being shot several times with a BB gun.

No details on the exact theoretical nature of the argument were released, and the victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries caused by rubber bullets. The shooter initially fled the scene, but was eventually taken into custody, and now faces up to ten years in prison for assault.

Kant (1724-1804) is widely regarded as a key figure of modern philosophy, and contended that reason is the source of morality, and that the cause must always be prior to the effect. Essentially, Kant might have asserted that it's unethical to shoot someone with a BB gun repeatedly, but likewise might point out that the cause of the effects of being riddled with rubber bullets might lie in a skepticism of philosophical regurgitations that were laid out whilst people are waiting in a beer line.

Kant published his major work, the Critique of Pure Reason, in 1781, and was known to take a walk daily at 3:30 PM, during his later years. It has been said the man had lead an almost mechanical lifestyle, stringently carrying out his day like clockwork, but it's been noted that in his younger years, he really liked to party, pounding red wine, and not being able to find his house. Perhaps he could appreciate a good, drunken philosophical argument.

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