factualness


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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.
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.
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.
This article's criterion for usefulness to consumers is strictly informativeness, stemming from factualness.