- opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another.
- Philosophy. a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning.
Origin of antinomy
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But the antinomy is so familiar as to be scarcely observed by us.Philebus
The antinomy will be resolved in the latter part of the chapter.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
The reader will observe in this antinomy a very remarkable contrast.
Besides, we have already discussed this subject in the antinomy of pure reason.
Hence it is exposed to no danger of an antinomy of its own or to a conflict of its principles.Kant's Critique of Judgement
- opposition of one law, principle, or rule to another; contradiction within a law
- philosophy contradiction existing between two apparently indubitable propositions; paradox
C16: from Latin antinomia, from Greek: conflict between laws, from anti- + nomos law
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Word Origin and History for antinomy
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