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