But what does it mean? An absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate. The human mind, especially at birth, viewed as having no innate ideas.
Tabula rasa is a latin phrase often translated as "clean slate" in English and originates from the Roman tabula used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothing it. This roughly equates to the English term "blank slate" (or, more literally, "erased slate") which refers to the emptiness of a slate prior to it being written on with chalk.
In western Philosophy, the concept of tabula rasa can be traced back to the writings of Aristotle who writes in his treatise De Anima or On the Soul of the "unscribed tablet. The modern idea of the theory, however, is attributed mostly to John Locke's expression of the idea. In Locke's philosophy, tabula rasa was the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a "blank slate" without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one's sensory experiences.
This gold necklace says "tabula rasa" in the front and in the back it has some dots embellishment,
metal: 14K yellow gold, cable chain 16" long
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