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 +'''''Tabula rasa''''' ([[Latin]]: ''blank slate'') refers to the [[epistemology|epistemological]] thesis that individual human beings are born with no innate or built-in mental content, in a word, "blank", and that their entire resource of knowledge is built up gradually from their experiences and sensory perceptions of the outside world.
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 +Generally proponents of the ''tabula rasa'' thesis favor the "nurture" side of the [[nature versus nurture]] debate, when it comes to aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behavior, and intelligence.
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Tabula rasa (Latin: blank slate) refers to the epistemological thesis that individual human beings are born with no innate or built-in mental content, in a word, "blank", and that their entire resource of knowledge is built up gradually from their experiences and sensory perceptions of the outside world.

Generally proponents of the tabula rasa thesis favor the "nurture" side of the nature versus nurture debate, when it comes to aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behavior, and intelligence.



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