equipollent

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equipollent

[¦e·kwə¦päl·ənt]
(mechanics)
Of two systems of forces, having the same vector sum and the same total torque about an arbitrary point.
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It must be remarked that Kant's dialectical opposing of the notion of necessary connection with that of necessary separation to respond to Hume resembles the equipollence method of the Ancient skeptics, in which all truth claims which are articulated are immediately contradicted, leading to a suspension of judgment.
Forster focuses on the problems of equipollence and concept-instantiation.
Skepticism, says Sextus, is "an ability, or mental attitude, which opposes appearances to judgments in any way whatsoever, with the result that, owing to the equipollence of the objects and reasons thus opposed, we are brought to a state of mental suspense and finally to a state of 'unperturbedness' or quietude.
Thus despite the equipollence of hypotheses, some hypotheses are more intelligible than others, and it is the most intelligible hypothesis that dictates what is 'really' in motion or at rest, what is cause and what effect.
Ovid maintains an effective Jupiter-Apollo equipollence in the Metamorphoses.
In my understanding of such a configuration, it is governed by a syntax similar to that in (2), only much simpler: in order to preserve the equipollence of its constituent units, either all units in a juxtaposition carry a function, or none at all.
As a result of this equipollence, he finds himself suspending judgment, at least insofar as philosophical justifications for a view (or its negation) are concerned.