From The Globe And Mail:
- This year, Germans celebrated the 200th anniversary of the death of Immanuel Kant, reports Philosophy Now magazine. “Kant has traditionally been portrayed as a dutiful ascetic moralist — in other words, as rather a bore — but according to the three new biographies, the great metaphysician was not such a square after all. He enjoyed drinking wine, playing billiards and wearing fine, colourful clothes. On occasion, Kant drank so much red wine that he was unable to find his way home, the books claim.”
What amazes me is not that Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable, but I still can’t believe that a magazine called “Philosophy Now” actually exists.
Maybe it’s because I’ve never seen a copy of it.
Oh Lud, Reb Josh; the issue of belief in existance relative to personal experience is not Kantian, but from Bishop Berkeley. You know, ESSE EST PERCEPII. I know for a fact that you don’t follow that line–you regularly perceive things that do NOT exist.
I think the interesting thing here is not there is a magazine but there is a demand for a “rehabilitated” Kant. Kant as a swinger? Please. The hip, retro Kant sounds like the Edinbourgh shtick on Hume–he played pool all night with myriad pints of ale and then went home to write. I don’t believe it for a minute. Neither author was a hack. Their work is too carefully crafted to fit the retro image of the MTV philosopher.
Maybe the journal’s title is a rhetorical question.
. . . please come back. We (i.e., I) miss you.
This works on both literal and metaphorical levels.
Try the magazine shop on the west side of Broadway between 71 & 72 Sts. I think I’ve seen it there.