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antinomy


antinomy


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antinomy  \An*tin"o*my\  (?;  277),  n.;  pl  {Antinomies}.  [L. 
  antinomia,  Gr  ?;  ?  against  +  ?  law.] 
  1.  Opposition  of  one  law  or  rule  to  another  law  or  rule 
 
  Different  commentators  have  deduced  from  it  the  very 
  opposite  doctrines.  In  some  instances  this  apparent 
  antinomy  is  doubtful.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  2.  An  opposing  law  or  rule  of  any  kind 
 
  As  it  were  by  his  own  antinomy,  or  counterstatute 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Metaph.)  A  contradiction  or  incompatibility  of  thought  or 
  language;  --  in  the  Kantian  philosophy,  such  a 
  contradiction  as  arises  from  the  attempt  to  apply  to  the 
  ideas  of  the  reason,  relations  or  attributes  which  are 
  appropriate  only  to  the  facts  or  the  concepts  of 
  experience.