Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it.
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Often Socratic conversation induces utter confusion—the ancient Greek word is aporia—and ends with no clear solution to a problem.The Ivy League Provides the Best Trade Schools Around | Nick Romeo | August 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for aporia
rhetoric a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
philosophy puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates
- aporetic (ˌæpəˈrɛtɪk), adjective
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