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a·po·ri·a

 (ə-pôr′ē-ə)
n.
1. A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question.
2. An insoluble contradiction or paradox in a text's meanings.

[Greek aporiā, difficulty of passing, from aporos, impassable : a-, without; see a-1 + poros, passage; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

aporia

(əˈpɔːrɪə)
n
1. (Rhetoric) rhetoric a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
2. (Philosophy) 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

aporia

The expression of doubt about what to say or do.
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This section of Mexico's Nobodies makes manifest the "painful aporetic status of Mexico's black history" (187).
His topics include topologies of collocation: the problematic of representations in black South African autobiography, between the double temporality of Tinseltown and Sophiatown: cultural memory in Miriam Makeba's Makeba: My Story and Bloke Modisane's Blame Me on History, and demonstrating the democratic ideal in the ideal of aporetic autobiography: Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom and Mamphela Ramphele's A Life.
The chapters of Sandu Frunza's book (Etica politica--intre etica biblica si mitologia mortii lui Dumnezeu, Perspectiva lui Fundoianu asupra relatiei dintre iudaism si crestinism in lumina reflecfiilor sale privind gindirea lui Martin Buber, Elemente pentru o noua constiinta iudaica, politica si culturala, Secularizarea ca iesire din eshatologie, Provocari actuale ale aliantei dintre religie si politica, O perspectiva mitico-simbolica asupra politicii, Crestinism, politica si reafrmarea subiectului relational) highlight the need for such debates on the complex, paradoxical, fluid relationships between religion and politics, relationships frequently mined in time by incongruence, misunderstandings or aporetic emphasis.
I enter this discussion through an examination of late deconstruction's ethical turn and the argument that aporetic unknowing, if experienced and endured, leads to the chance for real, authentic action.
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The camera itself seems to be a kind of aporetic apparatus, which has fuelled and still fuels the epistemological debates concerning, for example, the truthfulness of the photographic image.
The difficulties are immense and demonstrated by the dismal state of contemporary psychotherapy when faced with the aporetic aspects so deeply embedded in language and arguably that which psychotherapy seeks to relieve.
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All three works converted the Socratic question into a question about the function of language that freed her to assume a position astride the impasse of the aporetic essay.
Tellingly, iconotext is described as a pluriform fusion of text and image, reminiscent of the rhetorical trope of the oxymoron that conveys a desire to converge two irreducible objects into one new, ambiguous, aporetic, in-between object, while allowing each term to maintain its difference in the text's pictorial subconscious vibrating with a fruitful tension.
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