Logocentric



[loh-guh-sen-triz-uh m] /ˌloʊ gəˈsɛn trɪz əm/

noun
1.
a method of literary analysis in which words and language are regarded as a fundamental expression of external reality, excluding nonlinguistic factors such as historical context.
2.
excessive faith in the meanings of words or their specific usages.
adj.

“centered on reason,” 1931, from logo- + -centric.

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