Tabula Rasa

Tabula rasa 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" (or more accurately, "erased slate"), which refers to writing on a slate sheet in chalk, 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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sean,

    I would tend to agree with this, mostly because of how the orphans who receive no nurturing seem to turn out. Very sad.

    Also just letting you know that each weeks new TT will be put up on Sundays and posting will be on Thursdays. Hope you can stop on by and see this weeks theme. It is up.

    God bless.