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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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Recent proposals seem to offer a way out for factualist reasons-based accounts of rationality, in the face of the challenge posed by rational actions relying on false beliefs.
--, 2017, "Ordinary Objects and the Factualist Approach to
Factualist descriptivism is the view that epistemic modal talk serves to describe reality, i.e., to represent the world, or one's situation in the world, as being a certain way.
at 59 (the courts take various approaches, which Berman labels "formalist," per the sovereign declaration; "factualist," where war is defined according to "objective" criteria; and "functionalist," where the designation of war did or did not make juridical sense.
But even if I have managed--as a Marxist or a Freudian or a poststructuralist or a Factualist bitch--to keep the delusion of personal identity at a certain distance, still, exactly that delusion floods in on me from another direction as soon as I make any move to operate in the historically conditioned medium of literary discourse.
After critically reviewing the standard characterizations, Cohen provides a novel counter factualist understanding of colour constancy, argue that it avoids difficulties of its traditional rivals, and defend it from objections.
(12) This explains why Rabasa will sometimes assume an ontology that corresponds with positivism, otherwise the 'factualist' realm of 'things' and 'events' that elsewhere the colonialist goes to such lengths to condemn.
I believe he is on the Factualist side (which I also represent)" but "of course he could be a Liquefaction Agent...
is rumored to represent "a trust of giant insects from another galaxy," yet Lee insists, "I believe he is on the Factualist side (which I also represent)" (133).
In contrast with his essential goodness and human understanding, Frank's philosophical discourse is flawed and escapist, as in his facile distinction between a "literalist" ("a man who will enjoy an afternoon watching people while stranded in an airport") and a "factualist" (one who "can't stop wondering why his plane was late" [pp.