Definitions

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  • n. A contradiction in related terms or ideas. Usually an inconsistency in syllogisms, of a person or group supposedly of one set of ideals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A contradiction between any words or passages in an author.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Self-contradiction; contradiction or inconsistency between different statements by the same person or different parts of the same thing.

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Examples

  • The aim is not to ruin arguments by opposing them, as it is the case in the Pyrrhonian ˜antilogy™, but rather to counterbalance a single opinion by taking into account other opinions.

    Michel de Montaigne

  • Antinomy, literally counter-law, means opposition in principle or antagonism in relation, just as contradiction or antilogy indicates opposition or discrepancy in speech.

    System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery

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  • JM states that this is not an antilogy.

    December 17, 2010

  • "Pamela Bell, the 42-year-old owner, once felt the tug of the obsessions detailed above. She lived for a few years with her three children and husband (from whom she is now divorced) in a temple to architectural perfection, a trophy penthouse apartment designed by Rogers Marvel Architects above a former music hall on East Fifth Street. But life isn’t perfect, Ms. Bell pointed out, and you can make yourself crazy chasing an antilogy."

    The New York Times, When Perfect Is Not the Goal, by Penelope Green, July 10, 2008

    July 10, 2008

  • Would this be like an oxymoron?
    Like 'I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous'?

    May 16, 2008

  • Self-contradictory statement. (Luciferous Logolepsy)

    May 16, 2008