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a contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox

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television begins, the more sophisticated it gets, to produce and live by an antinomy, a phenomenon whose strength lies in its contradiction

—p.48 Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young (37) by David Foster Wallace
4 years, 6 months ago

editorialising, in an interview of DFW; defined by example

—p.5 David Foster Wallace: A Profile (3) missing author
4 years, 8 months ago

We are limited by mortality, illness and impediments set by the physical world. Technology is one response to this antinomical situation.

—p.5 Technology and Social Power (1) by Graeme Kirkpatrick
4 years ago

Cesaire moved away from the antinomic quality of this analysis, even if only partially

—p.83 Tehran (75) by Vijay Prashad
2 years, 11 months ago

An antinomy is a problem of language similar to a paradox

on their use in Broom

—p.77 The Book, the Broom, and the Ladder: Grounding Philosophy (65) by Clare Hayes-Brady
4 years, 6 months ago

We are thus caught in a Kantian antinomy (though it would be too obscene to call this ‘the antinomy of Holocaust reason’): while any positive reference to the Holocaust amounts to its instrumentalisation, the reduction of any reference to the Holocaust to such an instrumentalisation (i.e. the imposition of total silence about the Holocaust in political discourse) is no less unacceptable.

‘the antinomy of Holocaust reason’ this guy

incidentally, that subclause is a great example of parallipsis

—p.95 Presto: (89) by Slavoj Žižek
4 years, 4 months ago

A false antinomy (between ‘calculation’ and ‘affects’) par excellence

footnote 21 (re: calm calculation vs affects)

—p.23 Making Others Do Something (1) by Frédéric Lordon
4 years, 4 months ago