The idea of Tabula Rasa has always intrigued me.
Tabula rasa refers to the epistemological idea that individuals are born without built-in mental material and that therefore all learning comes from experience or perception. Defenders of tabula rasa generally disagree with the doctrine of innatism which holds that the intellect is born already in possession of certain types of knowledge. Generally, partisans of the tabula rasa theory also favor the “nurture” place of the nature versus encourage debate when it comes to aspects of one’s personality, social and psychological behavior, lore and sapience.
This has been beneficial in my journey to a “Bug-Free Mind” by giving me a deeper perspective into my own mind. The one I was originally given before my upbringing and life experiences started downloading viruses and bugs.
In Western ideology, principles of tabula rasa can be traced back to the documents of Aristotle who writes in his essay” Peri Psukhes” (< em> De Anima or On the Soul ) of the” unscribed tablet .” In one of the more well-known passageways of this pamphlet he writes that :
This idea was further developed in Ancient Greek philosophy by the Stoic school. Stoic epistemology have emphasized that the recollection starts blank, but acquires knowledge as the outside life is amazed upon it.The doxographer Aetius summarizes this view as” When a man is born, the Stoics say, he has the dominant part of his soul like a sheet of paper ready for writing upon. Diogenes Laertius attributes a same belief to the Stoic Zeno of Citium where reference is writes in Lives and Rulings of Eminent Philosophers that :