Immanuel Kant… and neither can I

Norm has some of the details of Kant’s, um, wild side. I’ll just add my favourite biographical detail, that he also seems to have thought he was a Scotsman.

Well, he thought that he had a Scottish grandfather, at least, who had emigrated to Lithuania “for some reason that I do not know”. And somewhere along the line I presume that the original Scottish name “Cant” acquired its distinctive K.

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