Why did I name my company, Aporia? We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. In rhetoric, it is a declaration of doubt, made for rhetorical purpose and often feigned. A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question. Philosophy. It is also a way to identify something, a way to find it or even to create a brand. The result of this union is Eros, who inherits the disparate characteristics of his parents (25). the act of a person who encloses something in or as if in a casing or covering, a school giving instruction in one or more of the fine or dramatic arts, a comic character, usually masked, dressed in multicolored, diamond-patterned tights, and carrying a wooden sword or magic wand, 1580–90;