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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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Factualist descriptivism is the view that epistemic modal talk serves to describe reality, i.
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.
The conclusion drawn by the book from all the Factualist bulletins is: "The Sender is not a human individual.
The Senders are practitioners of that "one-way telepathic broadcast" which, according to the Factualists, "must be regarded as an unqualified evil" (140); and as far as I can see, Sending in this sense--which "Artists will confuse .
Exactly this problematics of personal identity is implied in the politics of Interzone, where the other parties, besides the Senders, are the Liquefactionists, the Divisionists, and the Factualists.
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.
I believe he is on the Factualist side (which I also represent)" but "of course he could be a Liquefaction Agent.
147-53 the Parties of Interzone: the Liquefactionists, the Senders, the Divisionists (all forms of fascism/control), the Factualists (libertarians)
In this paper, Stathis Psillos argues that scientific realism should be committed to the factualist view of reality and not, in the first instance, to the fundamentalist.
Oddie and Demetriou argue that, just as the nonfactualist faces the Frege-Geach problem--he cannot explain how, in a valid argument, truth transfers from the premises to the conclusion--so too does the noncognitivist factualist face the problem that he cannot explain how rational acceptance and rejection transfers from the premises to the conclusion of an argument.