antilogy

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antilogy

(ænˈtɪlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
a contradiction in terms
[C17: from Greek antilogia]

antilogy

a contradiction.
See also: Argumentation
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Being both antilogies, there cannot be a synthesis of the two positions: what in the law stands as a structural element of judgment, in the tragedy becomes the site of the conflict and the tragic.
A correspondent set of antilogies may be located in the compound nature of the novel's three central documentary violence plots.
And the more conventional by complication the beginning of the demonstration by such axioms taken as principles, the less acceptable, by simplification, is the understanding that all the propositional tautologies emerge from the formula of the excluded middle, as all antilogies proliferate the violation of the principle of non-contradiction --we are thus hinting at the decisional method by normalizing prepositional phrases, according to which the truth of the statement of the form "([p.sub.1] [disjunction] [logical not][p.sub.1] [disjunction] ...) & ....
As recently studied by Baragwanath and Grethlein, (38) in the Tegean-Athenian and Plataian-Theban antilogies at Plataia offered in oratio recta by Herodotos and Thucydides, the two historians implicitly criticize the use and abuse of mythological antecedents, when to use them and what they can prove.