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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A passage in speech or writing incorporating or presenting a difficulty or doubt; A problem or difficulty arising from an awareness of opposing or incompatible views on the same theoretic matter.

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  • The notion of an aporia is principally found in Greek philosophy, but it also plays a role in Derrida's philosophy.
  • This aporia is a condition that can only be met by the gut, and the heart.
  • But his ineptitude in not changing the wording of the bordering text left a "literary seam" (what rhetoricians might term aporia) that sticks out like a pimpled nose.
  • I am ashamed that I did not know the word "aporia" until today, but I'm grateful to you all for introducing me to it. for more
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