(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
Aporia of this sort multiply until they affect the Brechtian tone itself, the very fibre of his poetic art
Adorno was right to point to the epistemological aporia of realist aesthetic theory
Wallace's artistic method for dealing with this infinite cycle--this mirror or bind or aporia--involves a complex, contemporary logic
how they manifest in the aporia between self and other
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.
the point at which thought encounters an aporia--or self-engendered paradox--beyond which it cannot press
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).
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
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
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
Uncertainties, aporia, scepticisms and the shifting incompleteness to which they lead - the negative space of thought -should constitute collective politics alongside affirmations and suggestions.
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.
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