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Dretske's meta-narrative takes a one-sided view of information in terms of its factualness.
Making a rhetorical move similar to what Elaine Scarry calls "analogical verification," in which "the sheer material factualness of the human body [is] borrowed to lend [a] cultural construct the aura of 'realness' or 'certainty'" (14), the reviewers criticize Keats's Cockney poetry and politics as degenerate and dangerously bad by representing his body and face as artificial and unhealthy.
Still, any of photography's indexical factualness that remains in the blurry, nonobjective gravures lingers only as a vague aura of the technology that produced them.
The very brevity and factualness of the articles seem designed to provoke further consideration of their import.
The factualness of Flaubert's descriptions become, in this context, dull, pointless, and incomprehensible.
For the German, Selbstmord, Selbsttotung, and Suizid, those phenomena described in terms with connotations of moral wrongness, bureaucratic factualness, or physchopathology, are of course to be prevented, even though the law neither prohibits them nor prohibits assisting them where they are performed by a person who is in control of his or her actions and acting out of freely responsible choice.
But while journalistic pretense to objectivity and absolute factualness can occasionally annoy, surely it is better than casual untruth, or knowingly misleading an audience.
However, recent studies have indicated as many as 79 percent of patients misreport their medication-ingestion habits during clinical trials, calling into question the basic factualness of such studies, which can cost hundreds of millions of dollars to conduct.
They speak of how, in the quest for virality, factualness is sacrificed for immediacy, sometimes with dire consequences for the persons involved.