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An expression in law and logic to indicate that two authorities, laws, or propositions are inconsistent with each other.

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ANTINOMY. A term used in the civil law to signify the real or apparent contradiction between two laws or two decisions. Merl. Repert. h.t. Vide Conflict of Laws.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I begin by giving an outline of the philosophical foundations of Ross's legal philosophy (Section 2) and proceed to consider Ross's discussion of the dualism of reality and validity and the resulting antinomies in the concept of law (Section 3), in the concept of the sources of law (Section 4), and in the concept of subjective law (Section 5), as well as the solutions proposed by Ross to the various antinomies (Section 6).
Transcendental idealism is part of the response to Pyrrhonism, since it shows that the conflicts involved in the antinomies are actually illusory.
(3) For is it not also true that, when understood literally, those antinomies that Jameson proposes should rather lead to the entirely opposite conclusion, that we cannot know what globalization is.
More realistically, Caleb Williams explores the inability of consciousness to escape from its antinomies, which make the mind (as Hegel was to say) both master and slave.
Precisely by locating human distress in the "phenomenon of antinomies" (for instance, between the witness of faith and the fear of death, or the fear of war and the anxiety for nuclear disarmament), Gaudium et spes systematically presented the validity of human anxiety.
Hence, in "Vacillation," when "The Soul" instructs "The Heart" to "Seek out reality, leave things that seem" (Collected Poems 252), the "The Heart" responds, "What, be a singer born and lack a theme?" As the speaker says in Part I of "Vacillation," if all the antinomies are destroyed, "What is the Joy?" (Collected Poems 250).
DeKoven follows up this discussion with a recognition that Fredric Jameson's contention that modernity's contradictions have dissolved into antinomies that are incapable of resolution.
Her story alone conveys the beauty of Orthodoxy: the absolute mystery of faith, prayerfully witnessing in the midst of antinomies that refuse easy resolution.
C'est que l'echelle temporelle, associee a l'idee de progres esthetique, forme une machine a casser et classer les antinomies. Les presupposes de la critique se lisent ainsi dans le kaleidoscope de l'oeuvre de Rimbaud.
But Rowse's framework also yields a striking take on one of the central antinomies in the debate over Indigenous public policy in Australia: self-determination versus assimilation.
Working from the premise that Faulkner's knowledge of 'the treacherous nature of his medium may have led to his break from established practice to effect "a dialogic tension" among antinomies in the language and form of his fiction' (p.
Chretien's particularly ardent attachment to pragmatic governance provided fertile soil for such antinomies.