Real philosophers smoke.
I. Materials (from Husserl’s letters)1
Husserl asks Johannes Daubert to order cigars from tobacconist Rennert in Munich (November 11, 1906):
For Saturday (for an evening of pleasant company) I would need a good import, say around 40 or 45 DM per thousand, but only a small box of 25. It is probably better if you, with your connoisseur’s eye, make the selection, rather than that I just write to Rennert. Size, big if possible. Would you be so kind? The following could be added, if the opportunity presents itself: 25 pieces 656 (Sumatra), 25 pieces 667 (Mexico), 25 pieces 631. Also Hermann Oldenkott 3/4 pound O, 1/4 pound W, 1/4 R, 1/4 K, as well as 200 grams of Austrian Varinas. Since this is likely to amount to a tidy sum, do you suppose Rennert will apply the usual discount?
Husserl thanks Daubert (November 18, 1906):
So, many thanks for the trouble you have taken. Of course I find everything excellent. The Upmann in particular is worthy of the Elysian Fields. To be sure, it takes nerve to deal with its potency. That my work of the last few weeks has been productive is largely thanks to your “stimulation,” which in this case means: the tobaccological stimulation of your shipment.
I couldn't find an image depicting Husserl smoking a cigar, so enjoy the following in its stead: