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matter of fact

1. Law a statement of facts the truth of which the court must determine on the basis of the evidence before it: contrasted with matter of law
2. Philosophy a proposition that is amenable to empirical testing, as contrasted with the truths of logic or mathematics
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Unfortunately, the editors' claim that "all other statements [I have] cited as problematic or false are not strictly matters of fact but fall within the writer's or viewer's right--indeed, responsibility--to have independent thoughts," etc.
The research that has informed Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity is abundant and careful, making this a fascinating and fresh take on Austen studies.
As it happens I have been looking at Arshile Gorky again recently, and so I was especially eager to read de Kooning's "Gorky: Painter of His Own Legend." This proves that she was not infallible when it came to matters of fact, particularly geographical fact.