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Apophasis is a figure of reasoning in which one successively rejects a number of alternatives.
[Sidenote: Apophasis.] _Expeditio_, expedicion, when many reasons rehearsed vp, wherby a thynge myghte be done or not, the other are taken away, and one left that we entende, thus: It muste needes bee that thys controuersie touching the sacrament must stand eyther vpon the much pressyng and rigour of the wordes; or vpon the meanynge and vnderstandynge of them.
The work "The Great Declaration" (Apophasis megale) was also ascribed to Simon, and the "Pseudo-Clementines" also present his teaching in detail.
Apophasis, or the Power of 'Not' (highcallingblogs. com)
Justin that Simon came even to Rome (under Claudius) can hardly be refuted from the account of the Apologist himself, and therefore not at all (See Renan, "Antichrist").] [Footnote 336: We have it as such in the [Greek: Megalê Apophasis] which