tabula rasa


ta·bu·la ra·sa

noun \ˌta-byə-lə-ˈrä-zə, -sə\
plural ta·bu·lae ra·sae \-ˌlī-ˈrä-ˌzī, -ˌsī\

Definition of TABULA RASA

1
:  the mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving outside impressions
2
:  something existing in its original pristine state

Origin of TABULA RASA

Latin, smoothed or erased tablet
First Known Use: 1535

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

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