Problem

Inappropriate assumption of reality articulation through language

Other Names:
Logocentrism
Nature:
The belief, demonstrated as faulty by deconstructionism, that truth, meaning and reality are actually knowable and thus representable through language. This is associated with the belief that those with a sophisticated language ability are in in some way naturally superior to those without this skill and who may thus be treated with contempt.
Narrower Problems:
Language police
Aggravates:
Avoidance of reality
Reduced By:
Deconstruction
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Language Languages
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET