Definition of facticity in English:



  • The quality or condition of being fact.

    ‘the facticity of death’
    • ‘Philosophy is an after fact - our facticity, where and how we are, is relevant for it constitutes us and is the condition of possibility of any action, or interpretation as Heidegger puts it.’
    • ‘Far from it: mostly, those I have called above core social facts do not shape social existence via the unmistakable facticity of, say, a society's road system.’
    • ‘Anguish animates reflection, driving the author deeper into his understanding of the ultimates posed by death's facticity and fueling his rage at a society that debases dying and turns it into a therapeutic event.’
    • ‘After all, for lots of types of innovation and invention one needs hardware, capital investment, large-scale real-world data collection, stuff - in all its facticity and infinite recalcitrance.’
    • ‘Traditional and critical accounting historians have had substantial disagreements about issues such as objectivity, facticity in history, and the significance of primary-source material.’
    • ‘There is something about the mystery of reality itself, the fact that there is ‘something and not just nothing’, as Leibnitz puts it, that disposes us towards, or before the mysterious facticity of the universe.’
    • ‘Because existence is co-constituted by facticity and transcendence, the self cannot be conceived as a Cartesian ego but is embodied being-in-the-world, a self-making in situation.’
    • ‘It's not brittle facticity that Davis is after but more supple conceptions of plausibility and verisimilitude that speak to how a film stretches evidence to provoke, arouse, and speak to larger historical truths.’
    • ‘The what and how of a living embodiment, as of a living world, are entirely indeterminate horizons of facticity which can only be made determinate through concrete ethnographic research.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, it may be possible to say something about the genetic component of Ed's facticity, since both parents were treated for depression, and he had type I diabetes.’
    • ‘Religion in Berger's view, it will be recalled, takes humanly constructed meanings and significations and objectifies them, giving them an aura of facticity.’
    • ‘Here, a distinction needs to be made between our concepts of what ordinary reality is, our preconceptions and wishful thinking, and its raw, implacable facticity.’
    • ‘Through these three processes, society confronts the individual as an external, subjectively opaque, and pre-emptive facticity.’
    • ‘This facticity about material origins finds itself repeated in the origins and the development of every human being.’
    • ‘For in Lynch, much more so than in the work of Cronenberg, the Coens, or Greenway, we confront the beautiful image in stark relation to facticity of the real.’
    • ‘If they come from people who don't agree with you, they're just the other side's argument dressed up in a mantle of facticity.’
    • ‘Is the disparity between personal experience and the historical facticity of war irresolvable?’
    • ‘The imaginary takes on a life of its own, a facticity no less than the now popularly acclaimed facticity of embodiment.’
    • ‘The gentle hunger, the fresh rite, the sensation, the facticity of tabletop dining are all captured with both precision and painterliness through a photographic preparatory stage.’
    • ‘Rather, ‘to be a human person is to be inseparable from the facticity of body.’’



/fakˈtisədē/ /fækˈtɪsədi/