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Storytracking the Arrernte through the Academic Bush

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115871
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0001
Storytracking the Arrernte through the Academic Bush

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Existence of academies aims to bridge the gap between actuality and people's comprehension of it, but it is important to note that the reality of academic institutions is made possible by the subsistence of this chasm. That is why despite the reconciliation efforts, any attempt to invalidate such a link should be eliminated. With these premises in mind, people should operate under objectivism, without compromising their inclination to question the meaning of the universe, its components, processes and structures. Objectivism argues that reality is an absolute truth wherein facts are mutually exclusive of man's emotions and mental templates, that rationality is an individual's tool to analyze reality, that people function in pursuit of their own interest and purpose, and that capitalism (i.e. voluntary exchange of resources) will benefit market actors. All of which are spotted in the narrative accounts of Arrernte, an immense land in Central Australia.

Keywords: reality; actuality; academic institutions; objectivism; capitalism; Arrernte; Central Australia; storytracking

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Subjects: East Asian Religions

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