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  • adj. Of or pertaining to logocentrism

Etymologies

logo- +‎ centric (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The established forms of literary study were presumed to be rigid and authoritarian -- "logocentric" -- although for the most part they simply were not.

    Philosophy and Literature

  • On the other hand, word-centered or "logocentric" art, like the novel, was stimulated by social and economic needs of Meiji and pre-War Japanese nationalism for a populace unified by a common written language.

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  • Shelley's logocentric mind could no longer take up residence in it.

    Romanticism, Alchemy, and Psychology

  • The concept of expression that dominates the last pages of the text marks the strongly logocentric character of the 1813 version, which Schelling prepared for printing but then abandoned because, according to his son Karl Schelling, it "falls into utter falsehoods" at the end (W2 180n).

    'The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)

  • What Hopkins wanted more than anything else was to write for the greater glory of God, a logocentric rather than a phallocentric vision as your misogynistic and virulently anti-Catholic "reviewer" would have it.

    'The Poet & the Wreck': An Exchange

  • In texts in a digital environment, such interactivity is found through the use of hypertext, which, as Stuart Moulthrop puts it, is “the practical implementation of a conceptual movement that ... rejects authoritarian, ‘logocentric’ hierarchies of language ... and seeks instead systems of discourse that admit a plurality of meanings where the operative modes are hypothesis and interpretive play” (qtd. in Murray, 133).

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  • As author of its awn biography, the subject thus becomes the ideological fiction of modernity and its logocentric philosophy, one that depends upon the formation of hierarchical dualisms, which repress and deny the presence of the absent 'other'.

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  • Musil is not merely being logocentric here: he is too canny to suggest that meaning can only be communicated through written or spoken language.

    theatre notes

  • Dickinson "is quite simply no longer able to conceive God in the sanguine, essentially 'centered' or logocentric terms Emerson borrows ... from Augustine ..."

    At A Hen's Pace

  • See, I’ve developed from a hapless young man with small muscles and a contempt for the corruption of amateurism in the now logocentric world of high school athletics to a young man with slightly bigger muscles who wishes to embody the ideal of the twenty-first-century high school athlete.

    Shooting Star

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