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a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable

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In effect, Smithyman was making a rather romantic point about the nature of romanticism--a point that was then, and certainly remains today, something of a trope of the mode: its antinomic structure.
4 artistic merit defence to an obscenity charge, even though this is clearly legally antinomic.
Kotevski comments that these same elements in Macedonia produced the antinomic nature of the basic democratic values.
s ideas before the publication of his major trilogy but also presents with brevity and clarity his antinomic method, which is obscure in other works (35-36).
This conceptual clarification arises because while we wish to discuss the place of the image of the Jew in films (and as such, in the modern era), we have no small issue with a crucial antinomic connection between each of these three fundamentals which create and define one another: Jew, film and character.
So, rather than being limited by a circle of powers established by Law, he is the one who would decide his own competencial sphere in matter, the antinomic idea to everything that follows from a State of Law (46).
Finally, the text shifts to a 'dialectical' perspective in order to derive that there is a necessary relationship between the sensible and supersensible categories, which are redetermined in this section as antinomic aspects of the same underlying social relation (1990, pp.
According to Jerome Bruner (1996), the answer is antinomic, "pairs of large truths, which though both may be true, nonetheless contradict each other" (p.
From the Unpolitical to biopolitics, through the antinomic dialectic between community and immunity: these are the basic crossroads of a line of research which has been pursued for at least the last two decades and which, as my latest book on the notion of impersonal reveals, is far from being exhausted.
The sublime then appears as the only form of representing experiences of antinomic nature, superimposing the absent on the present and the past experience on the immediacy of intense "newness.
Western identity has an antinomic character: although its essence is defined by universalistic liberal values, it is nonetheless the result of a particular historical process of cultural genesis.
To this representation of the role of violence in history (which also became an element of Marxism), identified with the suffering of "giving birth," a particular tradition from the Kabbalah adds a specifically antinomic dimension: the messianic era is not only that of the reunification in divinity of parts of the world that has been "broken" since the creation; it is also--with a view to "hastening the end"--that of an inversion of the law or its realization through its transgression ("it is by violating the Torah that one accomplishes it"), a specific form of "the activism [which takes] utopia as a lever in the aim of establishing a messianic kingdom"--however undecided the figure of the messiah himself may be.
The understanding that deconstruction opens up it that the concept democracy is, or contains, an antinomic structure, it is "built" of two impossible-to-reconcile parts and inclinations: "the idea of democracy encompasses irreconciliable obligations to the singularity of each individual member of the demos, and to the universality of the law before which all citizens are equal.
Esposito's elaboration of a philosophy that would depart from both Agamben's reduction of biopolitics to 'an antinomic repetition of the sovereign power's lethal paradigm' and Negri's identification of biopolitics with 'a power of life that is always excessive and finally subversive' is commendable and to a large degree successful.
Using an analogy from the theater (the distinction between production and performance) he described the antinomic character of scientific experimental performances as being simultaneously ontological, or concerned with the real presence and disclosure of invariants in the world, and praxical, or shaped by human cultural and historical forces.