Aporia



Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it.
Contemporary Examples

Often Socratic conversation induces utter confusion—the ancient Greek word is aporia—and ends with no clear solution to a problem.
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noun
(rhetoric) a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
(philosophy) puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates
n.

1580s, from Latin, from Greek aporia, noun of state from aporos (see aporetic).

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