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By Ben Woodard

ISBN-10: 1780992483

ISBN-13: 9781780992488

>Despite humanity s sluggish ascent from clustered swimming pools of it, slime is typically relegated to a trifling residue—the path of a verminous lifestyles shape, the hint of decomposition, or an interesting artificial material—thereby leaving its generative and mutative institutions with existence smartly faraway from the human sphere of proposal and lifestyles. Arguing that slime is a workable actual and metaphysical item essential to produce a realist bio-philosophy void of anthrocentricity, this article explores naturephilosophie, speculative realism, and modern technology; hyperbolic representations of slime present in the unusual texts of HP Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti; in addition to survival horror motion pictures, games, and picture novels, on the way to current the dynamics of slime not just because the hint of lifestyles yet because the darkly vitalistic substance of existence.

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Tilly, Cities. ’ The break was, however, accompanied by the re-foundation of a Gallican Church ideology. introduction 23 ence to the divine character of his kingship. ’52 Another example of using biblical scenes as a source of legitimacy claims is a speech by Plaisians, one of Philip’s lawyers, at the condemnation of the Templars. 53 Philip was renowned for his personal piety and austere morals. 54 He also regarded his dynasty, which turned out to end with him, as sacrosanct. 55 With careful instructions for the physical presÂ� entation of the sanctity of his dynasty at Saint-Denis, drawing on the official sainthood of his grandfather and by rewriting his family’s history to connect the Capetians with the founding kings of France, Philip established a basis of divine legitimacy that he drew on heavily 52 ╇ Cited by Strayer, The reign, 295, and by Pethő, Démosz, 108, in the context of the emergence of European notions of sovereignty.

Such were the Second Coming, disparaging the importance of worldly existence, and emphasising the incompetence of worldly authorities to help atone for the original sin, guarantee salvation, or otherwise affect the values that Christians held to be the highest. As the Reformation eroded the monopoly of the Catholic Church as a source of Christian ideology, this built-in propensity for church-state conflict intensified. The Reformation rekindled questions about the right interpretation of the Bible, who is entitled to interpret it, and how it applies to the abovementioned problems.

Without the secularising thinkers there was no intrinsic reason why Western civilisation, built on the ruins of ancient Rome with a Christian worldview, should have reached its present form. Secularisation is a defining Western discourse. The rise and progress of autonomous individuals, nation-states, republicanism, representation, rationalisation, legalism, technology, the modern scientific method, commercial sociability, ╇ Tierney, Foundations, 13-4. ” On Medici soldier-popes: Machiavelli, The Prince.

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