Definition of aporia in English:
1An irresolvable internal contradiction or logical disjunction in a text, argument, or theory: the celebrated aporia whereby a Cretan declares all Cretans to be liars
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- But it will never repay a certain kind of close reading, that which is in vogue today and looks for aporias, fissures, self-subversions, and the rest of the deconstructionist's tool-kit.
- Sublimity is a complex of undecidables and aporias of which Levi-narrator is only partially aware and which is often in an adversarial relation to his stated intentions.
- Hence the book is embroiled in a number of aporias: between seeing and telling, between self and other, and between event and discourse.
1.1 Rhetoric The expression of doubt.
- We already know synchronic and diachronic are out - but what of aporia and synecdoche?
- The figure of aporia, after all, can foreground the significance of the very subject the speaker expresses doubt about how to approach.
- Brian Henry, a younger poet, shares with Palmer a fascination with negativity, absence and aporia.
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