logocentrism

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noun logo·cen·trism \ˌlō-gə-ˈsen-tri-zəm, -gō-, ˌlä-\

Definition of logocentrism

  1. 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. 2 :  a philosophy that privileges speech over writing as a form of communication because the former is closer to an originating transcendental source

logocentric

play \ˌlō-gə-ˈsen-trik, -gō-, ˌlä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of logocentrism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1968


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