The basic law of logic is the principle of non-contradiction, namely that it is contradictory to say that something can both be and not be at the same time.
The ability of one and the same human being to hold on to quite contradictory and even sharply opposed ideas is well known and has had many celebrated illustrations.
This time, he is placing his bets on the contradictory premise of giving employees access to corporate data in a secure yet simple way.
Roche has attacked the heritage group over what he described as its inconsistent and contradictory attitudes towards different projects.
There is also an apparently contradictory but equally strong behavioural imperative, which says that eating in groups is competitive, and that you need to protect your stash.
If we are not convinced that our own contradictory belief is true, then we are not really ‘tolerating’ the other's belief.
There is so much of it, it is so contradictory , so obviously motivated by economic interests, so commodified, so much to be distrusted.
But these authors reached their conclusion by ignoring the contradictory data!
These studies lead to different, and often contradictory , conclusions.
They believed that their strategy not only reconciled rapid growth with equitable distribution but made these two apparently contradictory social aims mutually supporting.