Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclined to doubt or to raise objections.
- n. A skeptic; one who believes that perfect certainty is unattainable, and finds in every object of thought insoluble difficulties.
- adj. Tending to doubt.
- From French aporétique, from Ancient Greek ἄπορητικός (aporetikos), from ἄπορος (aporos) (Wiktionary)
“President Barack Obama's recent announcement to drawdown troops in Afghanistan struck an aporetic chord in Pakistan due to fears the U.S. will offset this deescalation by intensifying its covert war across the border -- a strategy which features a CIA drone program designed to execute high-value extremist targets sanctuaried in Pakistan's borderlands.”
“It is ordinarily used in a philosophic context: the Socratic stance is the aporetic stance, the assertion and demonstration that one does not meaningfully know what one thinks one knows; that one is, in fact, at a loss with regards to the thing that she thinks she knows, and so in the condition of aporia.”
“In an interesting essay, "From Post to Neo and back: Habermas and Derrida" Raymond van de Wiel explores this debate and its aporetic convergence.”
“Jack Reynolds deals with the aporetic ambiguities in Derrida's thought between the irredicible difference of the Other and the raidcal singularity of the Other...”
“I see Derrida's aporetic undecidability between the Other of difference and the Other of singluarity as the Vedantic tension between the Known, the Unknown and the Unknowable...”
“Having made a fetish of innovation, they dwell in the aporetic interstices between language's performative and representational functions.”
“And as for "aporetic interstices" and "the way language can perform realities" ... to me that feels like looking at fiction on a level of abstraction which becomes metaphor more than anything.”
“Moreover, Syrianus 'work is a collection of three separate essays of quite different character and purpose, one essay on the aporetic book III (= Beta), one on book IV (= Gamma), and one on books XIII and XIV (Mu and Nu).”
“It is ordinarily used in a philosophic context: the Socratic stance is the aporetic stance, the assertion and demonstration that one does not meaningfully know what one thinks one knows; that one is, in fact, at a loss with regards to the thing that he thinks he knows, and so in the condition of aporia.”
“Re #25 Russ, I remain gobsmacked, agape, aporetic and agog at the close proximity of shrubs and trees to these stations.”
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