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an·tin·o·my

(an-tin'ō-mē), Do not confuse this word with antimony.
A contradiction between two principles, each of which is considered true.
[anti- + G. nomos, law]

antinomy

A contradiction between two rules or laws, each of which is considered true.

True contradictions are not known to exist in science, only disparate explanations for poorly-understood phenomena in the biophysical universe.

an·tin·o·my

(an-tinŏ-mē) Do not confuse this word with antimony.
A contradiction between two principles, each of which is considered true.
[anti- + G. nomos, law]
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Having thus characterized the concept of law as being dualistic in this sense and having considered some different types of theory of law that illustrate this type of dualism, such as the theories of Savigny, Lask, Radbruch, Binder, and others (18), Ross turns to consider the antinomies that, as he sees it, arise from a dualistic concept of law.
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This examination of equal protection jurisprudence reveals ten antinomies and shows that current law favors the conservative preference within each antinomy.
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In recent years, I have sought to hold within the framework of my spiritual life the commonalities as well as the distinctions and tensions implied by these apparent antinomies. Thus, I began to negotiate "passage" between them, to at last live and worship God in accordance with how I have been made.
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The new religionists constructed type-antitype antinomies not only in relationship to Judaism but also in relationship to a panoply of Greco--Roman and barbarian religious and cultural icons.
An effort is made here not only to report trends in the study of social stratification but also to emphasise an understanding and explanation Of the ideology, the structure, and, the process of social inequality, both temporally and contextually: An attempt is made to analyse the theoretical and methodological issues by hammering to dissolution the antinomies like caste and class, caste and power, Power and class, structure and culture, and structure and process; as they could all be seen together as interacting components at the conceptual as well as the empirical levels, they are not seen to be reducible to each other.
However, the liveliness of Kerrigan's polemical engagement with recent Hamlet criticism, in conjunction with his own illuminating exegeses of passages from the play, is sure to result in closer critical attention to the antinomies of Hamlet's self-fashioning of purity from an inheritance of disillusionment.
With his very name invoking the Protestant and Catholic antinomies of rebellion and tradition, Calvin Pope stands between the past he knows and the future he distrusts.