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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A serious perplexity or insoluble problem. The Socratic method of raising problems without providing solutions is sometimes called the aporetic method. Deconstruction is often credited with...

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Aporia

David Wolfsdorf.

in Trials of Reason

June 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 20964 words.

“Aporia” distinguishes two form of aporia among the early dialogues, epistemic, which occurs in all the texts, and dramatic, which occurs only in some. It is argued that the occurrence of...

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Mitigated aporia

Tim Button.

in The Limits of Realism

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics. 7057 words.

The scenarios of Chapter 15 induce a state of aporia: a (metalevel) scepticism about our ability to answer Cartesian scepticism. This is similar to the state of aporia that can be induced...

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Anti-realist Aporias

N Tennant.

in Mind

October 2000; p ublished online October 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language. 0 words.

Using a quantified propositional logic involving the operators it is known that and it is possible to know that, we formalize various interesting philosophical claims involved in the realism...

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Aporia

Samuel Scolnicov.

in Plato's Parmenides

August 2003; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 11935 words.

This chapter examines the part of Plato's dialogue Parmenides where Parmenides reformulated Socrates' position to stress the separation of sensible things and forms. It explains that while...

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Aporias

Born Georgina.

in Rationalizing Culture

September 1995; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 10878 words.

This chapter examines the technological and social problems related to music production at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), also discussing the...

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aporia

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A serious perplexity or insoluble problem. The Socratic method of raising problems without providing solutions is sometimes called the aporetic method. Deconstruction is often credited with...

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Aporia

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics.

(Lat. addubitatio),

which Puttenham (The Arte of English Poesie, 1589) calls “The Doubtful,” is a pragmatic figure of speech that states the author's pretended inability to speak...

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aporia

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 195 words.

In classical philosophy, it is a point of perplexity, where a combination of axioms and/or propositions (each true in their

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aporia

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 194 words.

In classical philosophy, it is a point of perplexity, where a combination of axioms and/or propositions (each true in their

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aporia

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 118 words.

1. In literary theory, an *ambiguity that makes *meaning undecidable. See also indeterminacy. *Deconstruction can be

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