Self-contradictory sentence example
It is a common opinion in Germany that our material is in fact too scanty or too self-contradictory.
But this is a notion which is self-contradictory if consciousness be essentially a relating activity.
It is a self-contradictory history of the relations between Mary and Darnley.
A thing-in-itself which is not a thing to some consciousness is an entirely unrealizable, because self-contradictory, conception.
But this doctrine of relativity really involves a condemnation of our knowledge (and of all knowledge), because it fails to realize an impossible and self-contradictory ideal.Advertisement
The self-contradictory character of the present world forms the point of departure for Mani's speculations.
Beliefs regarding the gods and life after death were self-contradictory and variable, but none interfered with the custom of preserving the body.
His starting-point is the view that things as ordinarily understood, and (we may add) as Aristotle understood them (though with important qualifications) are self-contradictory, and are therefore not reality but appearances.
Having thus confused contradiction and difference, independence and solitariness, experience and inference, Bradley is able to deduce finally that reality is not different substances, experienced and inferred, as Aristotle thought it, but is one absolute super-personal experience, to which the socalled plurality of things, including all bodies, all souls, and even a personal God, is appearance - an appearance, as ordinarily understood, self-contradictory, but, as appearing to one spiritual reality, somehow reconciled.
Toland, writing at first professedly without hostility to any of the received elements of the Christian faith, insisted that Christianity was not mysterious, and that the value of religion could not lie in any unintelligible or self-contradictory elements; though we cannot know the real essence of God or of any of his creatures, yet our beliefs about God must be thoroughly consistent with reason.Advertisement
There is nothing self-contradictory in the supposition that our perceptions of things external are illusions, although we are somehow unable to' doubt them.