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1. (logocentricism) For Derrida, a Western tendency to build philosophical systems on a transcendent signified: see alsoabsent presence; deconstruction; foundationalism; phonocentrism.

2. A typically unconscious interpretive bias which privileges linguistic communication over the revealingly named ‘nonverbal’ forms of communication and expression, and over unverbalized feelings; logocentrism privileges both the eye and the ear over other sensory modalities such as touch.

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