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  • É que, só por mero acaso (?), o irmão era só o superintendente-chefe, António Neves, dos Serviços de Migração e Estrangeiros (SME) entidade que, ultimamente, tem andado muito activa “devolução” de ilegais (como os ocorridos, no Lubango, já este mês).

    Global Voices in English » Angola: The assassination of a ruling party MP

  • This has absolutely nothing to do with academic freedom, but with legal advocacy (by a glorified trade school) despite the fact that many in the academy are prone to conflate vita contemplativa with vita activa.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Clinics Under Siege

  • No elogio fúnebre, destacou-se a participação activa de Beatriz Salucombo nas acções de luta clandestina contra o colonialismo português, particularmente no apoio aos guerrilheiros do MPLA na zona da Lunda Sul.

    Global Voices in English » Angola: The assassination of a ruling party MP

  • Liberalism's propensity to conflate liberty with freedom and to construction of subjectivity largely ex negativo — that is, as a strictly formal or pragmatic concept of agency achieved by jettisoning any norms, values, and frameworks that would coordinate the discrete projects of modernity's vita activa with a significant telos.

    The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction

  • With weapons and instruments of scholarship interspersed throughout its cabinets, this etymological play — transparent to Federico's colleagues52 — suggests that the entire Urbino studiolo may be interpreted simultaneously as an armariolum and armamentum, a witty spin on the traditional rhetorical trope of the vita activa and vita contemplativa. 53 48

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • This has absolutely nothing to do with academic freedom, but with legal advocacy by a glorified trade school despite the fact that many in the academy are prone to conflate vita contemplativa with vita activa.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Clinics Under Siege

  • Note 78: Citing Seneca's treatise on On the Tranquillity of Mind (I.V. #236), Virginia Tenzer notes that the inclusion of these figures on the east wall strengthens the narrative of the vita activa/vita contemplativa.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Alberti was also occupied by the dialectic of the vita activa – vita contemplativa. 33 Through his own treatise on the subject, De commodis literarum atque incommodis,34 and a study of the Florentine family, Della famiglia,35 Alberti deeply influenced a younger generation of powerful and wealthy soldier-scholars, including Leonello d'Este and Federico, who negotiated their turbulent political climate as much by tactical eloquence as by militaristic valor.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • The truly important distinctions, Vallicella insists, are between politics and partisanship, on the one hand, and between the vita activa and vita contemplativa on the other.

    Why intellectuals are political

  • Therefore, the vita activa, which seeks to establish a kind of immortality, ruins any experience of eternity, since the eternal needs absolute quiet that the quest of immortality ruins with its busywork.

    The Human Condition, continued

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