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  • n. Plural form of antinomy.


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  • Indeed, the contrary seemed to Proudhon to be something of a law of nature: his antinomies were the constant manifestation of counter-principles and counter-necessities, manifestations even of a species of that "immanent justice" which became one of Proudhon's guiding principles (along with individual sovereignty and federalism.)

    In the Libertarian Labyrinth

  • _ Time must be regarded as objective, but the 'antinomies' involved in the nature of Time cannot be resolved, ... ... ..

    Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge

  • In his famous "antinomies", he proved four propositions: first, that the universe is limitless in time and space; second, that matter is composed of simple, indivisible elements; third, that free will is impossible; and fourth, that there must be an absolute or first cause.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • He finds that as soon as we begin to predicate anything concerning the ultimate nature of matter we fall into a whole series of contradictions, which he calls "antinomies".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • It may be said that no one has ever really answered him; the difficulties with which he played so nicely being really connected with those "antinomies," or contradictions, or inconsistencies, of our thoughts, which more than two thousand years afterwards Kant noted as actually inherent in the mind itself -- a certain constitutional weakness or limitation there, in dealing by way of cold-blooded reflexion with the direct presentations of its experience.

    Plato and Platonism

  • Changes were being rung on the usual male-female antinomies—shopping, burping, etc.—when one of the wives went a little too far.

    The Human Car Wash of Self-Esteem

  • The antinomies of brotherhood surface in the Bible, and fraternal violence may lie at the origin of the city or of political organization itself, which Hannah Arendt suggests.


  • Mr. Obama has a gift for eluding antinomies: he is “both-and” rather than “either-or.”

    Obama's Human Rights and Democracy Hypocrisy

  • The hegemonic discourse of postmodernity valorizes modes of expressive and aesthetic'' praxis which preclude any dialogic articulation in, of course, the Bakhtinian sense of the antinomies of consumer capitalism.

    Morton on Imprisonment and Escape on L'Isle de Gilligan

  • I think that alone blows off most of your impossible antinomies.

    May Day Mourning, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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  • See also definition on antinomy!

    September 17, 2008

  • an/tin/omy- a fundamental and apparently unresolvable conflict or contradiction (equally valid on both sides)

    September 17, 2008