from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Devotion or adherence to fact.
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What you learn from reading the paper and watching the news though is that while some may prefer the ideology of factualism, anti-factualism deserves equal time.
The essential elusiveness and mystery of women, the factualism of English men that is both impediment and virtue, the nature of the force that brings them together or drives them apart: Barnes draws the same pattern again and again, translates the same phrases into memoir, historical fiction, personal recollection and scenes of contemporary life.
And if we engage in factualism and narcissism, we will be implicated in bringing about that 1980 in reverse.
And not only that, a colonel who I was talking to today expressed a further and new worry that he is concerned -- and they're going to be watching quite closely for this -- that factualism and sectarianism is developing even within the armed forces.
This means factualism is a necessary condition for realism.
Yet his prescription that the historian not judge the past but merely describe it wie es eigentlich gewesen has often been misunderstood as an exhortation to factualism.
Page 461, Volume 2 way in the course of the nineteenth century to a paro - chial, nationalistic, and event-oriented history, leading often to pedantic factualism and narrow specialization.