American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structuralist method of analysis, especially of literary works, that focuses upon words and language to the exclusion of non-linguistic matters, such as an author's individuality or historical context.
- n. Excessive attention paid to the meanings of words or distinctions in their usage.
- logo- + centrism (Wiktionary)
“The homegrown logocentrism that prevailed among them distinguished them in a region where men were supposed to be taciturn.”
“If we presume the signifier is the signified we fall into the trap of logocentrism.”
“The result is a "centrism," which Derrida characterizes, because of the master quality of the name logos for Greek thought, as "logocentrism.”
“Returning to UEA, she completed a critique of the contemporary French poet Yves Bonnefoy, and of “logocentrism” in French poetry.”
“And as we have seen, this logocentrism must endlessly condemn and expel what we may call the technicity of language: technicity, here, signaling not just "mechanical" iterability, but the irreducibility and irreducible unpredictability of mediation. 13”
“Now to be fair, this logocentrism appears to have fostered science, by providing categories of thought to us, and also by raising problems of what “to be” and “change” even can mean.”
“Sometimes Western logocentrism has been labeled as “creationistic”, due to this sense of an unchanging “existence” through time that seems to owes much to the use of the copula in our language.”
“FOREMAN: Um, some logocentrism would have been mighty helpful there.”
“As Cixous points out, "logocentrism and phallocentrism ... the conceptual foundation of an ancient culture is in the process of being undermined by millions of a species of mole ... never before known.”
“Thus logocentrism has, in its search for the truth of absolute representation, subsumed difference and oppressed that which it designates as its alien 'other'.”
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