logocentrism

play
noun logo·cen·trism \ 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

logocentric

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

Origin and Etymology of logocentrism

International Scientific Vocabulary


Learn More about logocentrism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up logocentrism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!