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Kant and Schopenhauer
Criticizing Kant’s preference for arranging his philosophical system according to an elegant architectonic symmetry,  Schopenhauer in The World as Will and Representation describes Kant’s twelve categories (of judgements that can be made of all objects of thought) as a “terrible Procrustean bed into which he violently forces everything in the world.”
Nittily pickily,                 
Arthur F. Schopenhauer,
even while claiming the
world’s in our heads,
criticized Kant for his
cramming our thoughts into
torturous beds.

‘In 1926, the year he decided to leave rural school teaching, Wittgenstein actually inquired at a Benedictine monastery in Austria about the possibility of joining a monastic order but he was discouraged by the Father Superior.’—Russell Nieli (Review of The Mystical in Wittgenstein’s Early Writings, by James Atkinson)
Easily, breezily,
Ludwig J. Wittgenstein
aced the exams, but he
still didn’t fit;             
woefully, none of the
monks could assimilate        
Wittgenstein’s wit.

  Alex Steelsmith

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