AN ARGUMENT OVER the philosophy of Immanuel Kant ended abruptly in Russia when one debater shot the other.
Two men in their 20s were discussing the ideas of Kant – author of Critique of Pure Reason – when the discussion became heated, police said.
First punches were thrown, and then one man pulled out what reports describe as a “nonlethal pistol” and fired several shots at his philosophical enemy.
The victim was hospitalised with injuries that were not life-threatening. Neither person was identified.
The men were queuing to buy beer at a shop in Rostov-on Don, Viktoria Safarova, at the time.
It was not clear which of Kant’s ideas may have triggered the violence.