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However, the book's great and overriding strengths lie in its factualism (hospital routines; medicines to be taken, willingly or not; diapers to be changed), the quite large cast of secondary characters (nurses who mostly do the best they can, relatives whose visits can be comical or burdensome, roommates who range from the genteel to the ill-mannered to the noisy to the plainly demented), and the recollections of the past which constantly intrude, comforting or disturbing, into the talk between daughter and mother, whose sense of chronology fades.
19) This school, students of comparative literature -- in Europe and Asia as well as in America(20) -- had increasingly come to view as overwhelmingly positivistic, as labouring under "the dead hand of nineteenth-century factualism, scientism, and historical relativism".
This factualism included the precise attribution of artworks as well as the analysis of the material conditions under which artworks were produced.
Establishing a Professional Identity through Historical Factualism
The features of this growth are different from those identified by F&R [2005] that stress the debate between "critical" and "traditional" historians on issues such as objectivity, partisanship, the importance of archival research, and factualism.
The discussion will feature key differences that separate critical and traditional historians philosophically on issues such as objectivity, partisanship, the importance of archival research, and factualism.