Mexico City, November 20, 2014


We stopped at a café/bookstore, El Péndulo, where Steve bought a puzzle of a giant Orozco mural in honor of the revolution. With my receipt, I received a discount card. You only get the discount if of scratch off the right answer to a quiz.

Here is the question:

“Born in Konigsberg, Germany, it is said that this great philospher never moved more than 40 miles from his birth city.”
A: Emmanual Kant
B: G.W. Leibniz
C: Arthur Schopenhauer

Who is it? I want to get it right so I can get my discount next time.

19 thoughts on “Mexico City, November 20, 2014

  1. Immanuel Kant was born in 1724 in Königsberg, Prussia (since 1946 the city of Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia), as the fourth of nine children (four of them reached adulthood). Baptized ‘Emanuel’, he changed his name to ‘Immanuel'[5] after learning Hebrew. Contrary to a widespread myth that in his entire life he never traveled more than 10 miles (16 km) from Königsberg,[6] he worked between 1750 and 1754 as a “Hauslehrer” (tutor) in Judtschen[7] (now Veselovka, Russia, approx. 20 km) and in Groß-Arnsdorf[8] (now near Elbląg, Poland, approx. 105 km).

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  2. The answer, as often is the case, can be found in the Monty Python cannon:

    Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable,
    Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table,
    David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel,
    And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
    There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya ’bout the turning of the wrist,
    Socrates himself was permanently pissed…
    John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, with half a pint of shandy was
    particularly ill,
    Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day,
    Aristotle, Aristotle was a beggar for the bottle,
    Hobbes was fond of his dram,
    And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, “I drink therefore I am.”
    Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
    A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed.

    -glad you are off to a good start on your trip

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  3. Read about the demonstration in this morning’s Times. Wow. You are there!! I’d protest with the Mexicans if I was there as well. Good pics.
    Keep bloggin’!!

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  4. Maryann and I were just discussing you both. Much unrest in the news about Mexico, hoping you both are alright. Definitely a mighty good protest and glad to see the people demonstrating over this issue.

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  5. It is wonderful to follow your adventures here! Ok, regarding your quiz, I must admit that I cheated with Wiki via Google. It was Immanuel Kant who was raised in the Prussian town of Konigsberg (now Russia). He changed his name to Immanuel after learning Hebrew. He wrote “Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?” Hope you got the discount! 🙂

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  6. Kant thank you all enough. Now I can go get my 5% discount on my coffee. We are taking an afternoon drizzle break (it has rained every afternoon), and Steve already has the borders of his jigsaw puzzle done.

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    1. The images are really lovely from the camera with good detail in the highlights and shadows. Still working out best settings. I like the size of it and the great big images.


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