factualism


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fac·tu·al·ism

 (făk′cho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Devotion or adherence to fact.

fac′tu·al·ist n.

fac•tu•al•ism

(ˈfæk tʃu əˌlɪz əm)

n.
emphasis on, devotion to, or extensive reliance upon facts.
[1945–50]
fac′tu•al•ist, n.

factualism

1. excessive concern for f acts.
2. a theory or belief relying heavily on fact. — factualist, n. — factualistic, adj.
See also: Knowledge
1. excessive concern for facts.
2. a theory or belief relying heavily on fact. — factualist, n.factualistic, adj.
See also: Thinking
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He had become, in the words of another Heidelberg student, a "representative figure of the victory of the new literary scholarship over that of the nineteenth century: its factualism, its dependence on external biography, its accumulation of filiations, parallels, sources and analogues, in short, the antiquarianism dominating the German [.
Lady Eastlake, along with Anna Jameson and Emilia Dilke, brought a factualism to art criticism that "included the precise attribution of artworks as well as the analysis of the material conditions under which artworks were produced" (142, below).
Finally, Seth Yalcin sets out an alternative to factualism for epistemic modality.
The migration approach is frequently associated with factualism.
Based on such factualism of challenges, there is no need for forceful disarmament of the civilian population without exhausting the above options throughout the Southern States.
She unravels the intricacies of Frank's terminology (literalism, factualism, mystery) without rehashing earlier critical comparisons between Frank and Percy's Binx Boiling, and she interrogates Fred Hobson's influential reading of Frank as a narrator who, despite living in New Jersey, remains within a Percyan-Southern tradition.
However, the book's great and overriding strengths lie in its factualism (hospital routines; medicines to be taken, willingly or not; diapers to be changed), the quite large cast of secondary characters (nurses who mostly do the best they can, relatives whose visits can be comical or burdensome, roommates who range from the genteel to the ill-mannered to the noisy to the plainly demented), and the recollections of the past which constantly intrude, comforting or disturbing, into the talk between daughter and mother, whose sense of chronology fades.
This factualism included the precise attribution of artworks as well as the analysis of the material conditions under which artworks were produced.
Establishing a Professional Identity through Historical Factualism
This factualism was key to the most prominent aim of her writing: positioning her historical method as superior to art criticism--both Renaissance and nineteenth century--that reproduces legends.
Far less attention has been paid to her contrasting approval of the factualism of both the Governesses' Report and Vanity Fair, sections which are often omitted in anthologized versions of the essay.