Dispute over Immanuel Kant reportedly at heart of Russian shooting

By Scott Kaufman
Monday, September 16, 2013 10:30 EDT
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Russian authorities in the port city of Rostov-on-Don say that, over the weekend, an argument about the German philosopher Immanuel Kant ended in gunplay.

According to a police spokeswoman, Viktoria Safarova, the men were waiting in line to buy beer on Sunday when they struck up a conversation about the eighteenth-century Enlightenment philosopher. The discussion quickly deteriorated into a fistfight. One of them then pulled out a “small, non-lethal pistol and fired repeatedly.”

The victim was hospitalized, but the alleged shooter wasn’t apprehended.

Authorities are unclear as to which of Kant’s theories was responsible for the shooting.

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Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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