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Philosophical Argument Over Kant Ends In Shooting

Philosophical Argument Over Kant Ends In Shooting

Philosophical Argument Over Kant Ends In Shooting

We've been known to have fierce arguments over many things - the best football team, what flavour crisps we should get and which one of the Back To The Future movies is the best - but we've never come to blows over philosophy.

However, in Russia, clearly they indulge in a higher level of coffee shop chat, but with dangerous results - as an argument between two men in a grocery store over the theories of the 18th-century philosopher Immanuel Kant ended in one of them being shot.

The news agency RIA quoted police in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don as saying a fight had broken out after a disagreement over Kant, author of the seminal text Critique of Pure Reason. Then, "in the course of the fight, the suspect took out a pistol firing rubber bullets and fired several shots at his opponent."

One man has since been detained, while the other was taken to hospital - his life is not in danger.

You have to admit this is an unusual story - we Kant believe it's happened.

[via Guardian]

(Image: Rex)

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