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Glossary of Literary Theory
by Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown

Logocentrism:

A term used by Jacques Derrida to describe the bias of Western philosophy toward a metaphysics of presence, an order of being, meaning, truth, reference, reason, or logic conceived as independent of language. (See also Deconstruction.)


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