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Devotion or adherence to fact.

fac′tu·al·ist n.


(ˈfæk tʃu əˌlɪz əm)

emphasis on, devotion to, or extensive reliance upon facts.
fac′tu•al•ist, n.


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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Thirdly, transcending the triviality and fragmentary of the empirical research methods employed by the French school that reduce Comparative Literature study to communication, biography and "international trade" of literature and giving consideration to both factualism and aesthetic values.
Their bohemia shared a way of life and a new vision of art and poetry through experimental aesthetics: "spontaneous composition, direct expression of mind, jazz-based improvisation; factualism, [.
They led the discipline in an arid landscape of rigid factualism, evolutionist in general perspective but suspicious of any more pointed form of causality.
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 [.
Man's one-sidedness in worldly affairs high intellectualism and incessant factualism deprive him of perennial innocence and crude spontaneity.
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).