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 Definition In philosophy, a philosophical puzzle or state of puzzlement, and, in rhetoric, a rhetorically useful expression of doubt. [d] [e]
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You might want to look up what Nicholas Rescher has to say about aporia; he has formalized the notion somewhat. --Larry Sanger 14:26, 22 December 2006 (CST)

Thanks, I'll check it out. Damien Storey 07:00, 21 January 2007 (CST)