The Associated Press reported two unnamed men in their twenties were in line at a beer store in Rostov-on-Don on Sunday, discussing Kant, when their tempers took over and they started to throw punches at each other. One of them pulled out an air gun and fired several times at the other, hitting him with non-lethal, rubber bullets, according to the Independent.
Time wrote the 28-year-old shooting victim was in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries while the 26-year-old who shot him was arrested. He could receive a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, according to the Independent.
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Although it's unclear which of Kant's theories prompted such rage, police published a statement saying the men had been "arguing about the works and merits of Immanuel Kant," according to Time.
"They decided to work out which of them was a bigger fan of the said philosopher."
Kant, who died in 1804, is renowned for his many philosophical theories, including the concept of the categorical imperative, which defines an absolute, unconditional moral law.
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