In his inaugural appearance as author, Melville's aim is to persuade the reader of the factualness
of the narrative to follow, to plea for its veracity.
It brings with it no accountability at all from the evaluators themselves, either for its factualness
or its applicability to the circumstances of any particular group, let alone all of them.
Husserl may have been a mathematician by training, and theoretical, logical-epistemological issues may figure most prominently in his writings, but he was by no means oblivious to "the ethical." Although he voiced strong misgivings about the way Heidegger had sought to "existentialize" phenomenology, it is as if he were attempting to claim as his own Heidegger's existential-ethical concerns when in the conclusion to his Cartesian Meditations he stated that to transcendental, constitutive phenomenology properly belong all the "higher," "ethico-religious" problems: "all the problems of accidental factualness
[facticity], of death, of fate, of the possibility of a 'genuine' [authentic] human life ...
In another example, a spear (a Type 1 fact) is there, but a member of a secluded culture seeing a spear for the first time might not have the same sense of natural factualness
about it as would a native who made and uses it.
The aftermath of partition is dealt with in the same, easy-going style but with the accuracy, factualness
and discipline of a scholar and an historian.
When information's evaluative nature is considered, the emphasis shifts from a regard for its factualness
to its appropriateness for addressing the contingencies of life.
He represents what he has done with such direct factualness
as to make his actions not only factual but also faultless.
We are ready to die for an opinion but not for a fact: indeed, it is by our readiness to die that we try to prove the factualness
of our opinion.
While the reviewers of course do not literally harm Keats (though Charles Brown would contend otherwise), they perform rhetorically the literal process Scarry calls "analogical verification" or "substantiation," in which "the sheer material factualness
of the human body will be borrowed to lend [a] cultural construct the aura of 'realness' or 'certainty'" (14).
Although the studies examined only the fact portion of the fact/puff continuum suggested here, the failure to find differences, although possibly for other reasons discussed in the articles, is consistent with my arguments that explicit fact claims and puffery are not as different in perceived factualness
as the regulatory view maintains (Preston 1998).
(4) More than almost any other political figure, he claims objectivity and factualness
. Still, Chomsky inspires intense feelings of aversion or devotion, quite unlike the bored indifference most radical academics can expect.
"We know...that people like information and factualness
," Rosenstiel continued, introducing survey results showing increasing public dissatisfaction with the media.