Philosophy and Current Events: Shooting in Russia over Kant Argument

source: Gregory B. Sadler     2013年9月18日

This is a video in which I discuss the recent well-publicized, but not particularly well-reported fistfight and shooting (with rubber bullets) that took place in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia -- provoked, according to police by an argument over Immanuel Kant's thought or texts. I talk about five things about this I find particularly interesting, in the process discussing two formulations of Kant's Categorical Imperative, and mentioning a few other ideas from Kant's works that would indicate how these brawlers were at odds with the philosopher about whom they were fighting.
For those who are interested, I've also recently written a blog post in Orexis Dianoētikē about this very incident: http://gbsadler.blogspot.com/2013/10/...

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