aporia

aporia

[uh-pawr-ee-uh, uh-pohr-]
noun, plural aporias, aporiae [uh-pawr-ee-ee, uh-pohr-] .
1.
Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
2.
Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it.

Origin:
1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek: state of being at a loss, equivalent to ápor(os) impassable (see a-6, pore2) + -ia -ia

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aporia (əˈpɔːrɪə)
 
n
1.  rhetoric a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
2.  philosophy puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates
 
[C16: from Greek, literally: a state of being at a loss]
 
aporetic
 
adj

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