logocentrism

noun
logo·​cen·​trism | \ ˌlō-gə-ˈsen-tri-zəm How to pronounce logocentrism (audio) , -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

Other Words from logocentrism

logocentric \ ˌlō-​gə-​ˈsen-​trik How to pronounce logocentric (audio) , -​gō-​ , ˌlä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of logocentrism

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Logocentrism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logocentrism. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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