What does tabula rasa mean?

Definitions for tabula rasa
ˈtæb yə lə ˈrɑ sə, -zə; ˈtæb yəˌli ˈrɑ si, -zitab·u·la rasa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tabula rasanoun

    a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)

  2. fresh start, clean slate, tabula rasanoun

    an opportunity to start over without prejudice

Wiktionary

  1. tabula rasanoun

    The idea that the mind comes into this world as a "blank slate".

  2. tabula rasanoun

    Anything which exists in a pristine state.

  3. Etymology: From tabula + rasa, feminine singular of rasus.

Wikipedia

  1. Tabula rasa

    Tabula rasa (; "blank slate") is the theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content, and therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception. Epistemological proponents of tabula rasa disagree with the doctrine of innatism, which holds that the mind is born already in possession of certain knowledge. Proponents of the tabula rasa theory also favour the "nurture" side of the nature versus nurture debate when it comes to aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behaviour, knowledge, and sapience.

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  1. tabula rasa

    Tabula rasa is a Latin phrase often translated as "blank slate" in English. Originating from the Roman tabula used for notes, it refers to the philosophical concept that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception. In simpler terms, it asserts that we start life with an empty mind and everything we know is learned through experience.

Wikidata

  1. Tabula rasa

    Tabula rasa, meaning blank slate in Latin, is the epistemological theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience and perception. Generally proponents of the tabula rasa thesis favour the "nurture" side of the nature versus nurture debate, when it comes to aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behaviour, and intelligence. The term in Latin equates to the English "blank slate" but comes from the Roman tabula or wax tablet, used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothing it to give a tabula rasa.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabula rasa in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabula rasa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tabula rasa in a Sentence

  1. Joan Punyet Miro:

    That was the beginning of revolution and the provocational spirit of Dadaism to try to make tabula rasa with everything, because there were terrible moral and ethical bankruptcies.

  2. William Hanrahan:

    As a judge I would be asking (potential jurors) to make that commitment to set aside what they believe the facts to be and set aside what they believe the law to be, to essentially be a tabula rasa, a blank slate.

  3. Pierre Joutard:

    (It was) very important for us to keep the past of the memories because we don't want to do tabula rasa.


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