tabula rasa definition

  • noun:
    • your head before it gets the impressions gained from knowledge.
    • The unformed, featureless mind inside philosophy of John Locke.
    • A need or a chance to start from first.
    • the theory your brain has this world as a "blank slate".
    • Everything which is out there in a pristine condition.
    • a smoothed tablet; thus, figuratively, your brain in its very first state, before getting impressions from without; -- a phrase used by Hobbes, Locke, and others, in keeping a theory against the doctrine of natural ideas.
    • a mind perhaps not however affected by knowledge (relating to John Locke)
    • an opportunity to begin over without bias

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