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When philosophers attack!
« on: September 21, 2013, 12:32:05 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24178570

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A Russian man was reportedly shot in a quarrel over the thinker Immanuel Kant. It sounds incongruous, but it's not the first time that philosophy has incited aggression.

Two men were waiting for a beer at a store in the southern Russian town of Rostov-on-Don. Somehow, the subject of the philosopher Immanuel Kant came up. Discussion morphed into argument, argument descended into fisticuffs.

What was it all about - a disagreement over synthetic a priori propositions?

Might the violence have been caused by diverse interpretations of transcendental idealism? Or perhaps the quarrel was triggered by a fundamental difference of opinion about the "categorical imperative"?

If anybody's ridiculous inability to see you are right has ever annoyed you, you are in good company. : )
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