logocentrism


logo·cen·trism

noun \ˌlō-gə-ˈsen-tri-zəm, -gō-, ˌlä-\

Definition of LOGOCENTRISM

1
:  a philosophy holding that all forms of thought are based on an external point of reference which is held to exist and given a certain degree of authority
2
:  a philosophy that privileges speech over writing as a form of communication because the former is closer to an originating transcendental source
logo·cen·tric \-ˈsen-trik\ adjective

Origin of LOGOCENTRISM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1968

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