The Russian news agency Ria Novosti is reporting (via the LA Times) that an individual in the Russian city of Rostov-On-Don put an end to an argument about Kant by shooting his opponent. (The opponent's injuries are not critical; that means it's ok to laugh, right?)
I love the last paragraph of the article:
The attacker now faces up to a decade in prison for intentional infliction of serious bodily harm, police said. That sentence would give him time to more thoroughly study the works of Kant, who contemplated a universal law of morality.
If our friend spends a little more time contemplating his maxim, he will certainly see that he is not behaving as a citizen of the Kingdom of Ends.Posted by Kenny at September 16, 2013 10:20 AM
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