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(noun) an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect / (noun) a logical impasse or contradiction / (noun) a radical contradiction in the import of a text or theory that is seen in deconstruction as inevitable

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Aporia of this sort multiply until they affect the Brechtian tone itself, the very fibre of his poetic art

—p.187 Commitment (177) by Theodor W. Adorno
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Adorno was right to point to the epistemological aporia of realist aesthetic theory

—p.146 Presentation IV (142) by Francis Mulhern, Perry Anderson, Rodney Livingstone
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the need described above is intensified by an aporia that occurs whenever someone tries to explain the most blatant contradiction that characterises austerity-and-crisis Greece

—p.157 Back to Piraeus: Precarity for All! (145) by Carolin Philipp, Dimitris Parsanoglou
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Wallace's artistic method for dealing with this infinite cycle--this mirror or bind or aporia--involves a complex, contemporary logic

—p.136 David Foster Wallace and the New Sincerity in American Fiction (131) by Adam Kelly
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the gift is, inevitably, an aporia, since it necessarily produces an exceptation of return or reimbursement

—p.120 Dei Gratia (88) by Jeffrey Severs
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Structuralism and phenomenology are locked in a reciprocal aporia from which neither can emerge with its principles intact, but on which both depend for their moments of maximum insight.

—p.51 From voice to text: Derrida's critique of philosophy (42) by Christopher Norris
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the point at which thought encounters an aporia--or self-engendered paradox--beyond which it cannot press

—p.48 From voice to text: Derrida's critique of philosophy (42) by Christopher Norris
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he had found at the centre of his intellectual web what critical theorists virtuosically discovered in other thinkers’ theories, namely an aporia (a word taken from the Greek for ‘no passage’, and often signifying perplexity).

on Habermas

—p.380 Part VII: Back from the Abyss--Habermas and Critical Theory after the 1960s (351) by Stuart Jeffries
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2 years, 10 months ago


Any individual who is the citizen of a member-state is a European citizen. The problem is that this definition creates an aporia at the ‘aggregate’ level, which leads to the pejoration of the condition of foreigners within the Union

—p.126 The Nation-State: Persistence or Transcendence? (108) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
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deconstruction shows this by fastening on the 'symptomatic' points, the aporia or impasses of meaning

—p.133 Post-Structuralism (127) by Terry Eagleton
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The aporia of responsible work benefits the irresponsible.

—p.146 Part Two (85) by Theodor W. Adorno
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here is the aporia

—p.273 Myth Today (215) by Roland Barthes
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A line from a recent interview in the White Review might explain this strange aporia

—p.182 On Gary Indiana (171) by n+1
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Democrats like Bill Clinton helped Republicans in their dismantling and avoided being described as liberal at all costs. From this aporia the word progressive reemerged as an antithesis to conservative, but was otherwise a floating signifier

—p.3 Spectacle of Participation (1) by n+1
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Gramsci was a great Communist leader, but an uncertain Marxist. To demonstrate the aporia of his ideas of hegemony, Althusser drew an equation

—p.64 An Afternoon with Althusser (59) by Louis Althusser
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these concerns produce, as noted above, an uneasy aporia: on the one hand the liberatory promise of a revolution spanning the worlds of political subjects and objects; on the other, a bleak refraction of Benjamin’s thesis on the philosophy of history

—p.141 The Material Image (136) by Tony Wood
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2 years, 10 months ago


Uncertainties, aporia, scepticisms and the shifting incompleteness to which they lead - the negative space of thought -should constitute collective politics alongside affirmations and suggestions.

—p.120 Silence in Debris: Towards an Apophatic Marxism (115) by China Miéville
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It is at this deconstructive point, this aporia of reading, that the critic finds himself addressing an audience which is and is not his equal

—p.52 by Terry Eagleton
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But this thoroughgoing change of perspective merely brings out all the more clearly the difficulties, if not indeed the aporias, this project of rationality encounters.

—p.97 Time and Progress: Another Philosophy of History? (80) by Étienne Balibar
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However, this project remained in abeyance, partly on account of its intrinsic aporias and partly because this was not the main problem to be confronted

—p.109 Time and Progress: Another Philosophy of History? (80) by Étienne Balibar
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all the aporiae of the subjectivist metaphysics that feed contemporary individualistic thinking

—p.13 Making Others Do Something (1) by Frédéric Lordon
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