aporia

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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

Origin and Etymology of aporia

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


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