aporia

noun
apo·​ria | \ə-ˈpȯr-ē-ə \

Definition of aporia 

1 : an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect

2 : a logical impasse or contradiction especially : a radical contradiction in the import of a text or theory that is seen in deconstruction as inevitable

First Known Use of aporia

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aporia

French aporie, ultimately from Greek aporia difficulty, perplexity, from aporos impassable, from a- + poros passage — more at fare

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