Tabula Rasa

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A term referring to the widely held belief that children can be moulded and taught as if they were a blank slate on which anything can be 'inscribed' by parents and society
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
As noted by Hallward (2011), Fanon's articles in the 1950s were peppered with references to "the will of the people", the national will of the oppressed people", their will to independence" etc, and for this reason we contend that these articles should have been reconciled, in the contributions, with arguments about absence of essence and for tabula rasa so as to facilitate an understanding of Fanon in context.
In the course of its research, TABULA RASA hosted a "Spoofing Challenge," which invited researchers from around the world to develop attack plans and to attempt to deceive various biometric systems.
Mix fine dining with high- octane football at Tabula Rasa .
"Tabula Rasa's proximity to the state capital and stable employment base, strong lease-up without concessions, as well as its class-A quality construction and excellent management contributed to the borrower obtaining a very competitive long-term first mortgage," said Norrie.
During the campaign, Tabula Rasa players with active accounts on Sept.
Tabula Rasa is NC Soft's latest addition to theworld of online games and doesn't beginwith the average nice and cozy doodah most games do.
After all, he insists, the hallmark of conservatism is belief in original sin, unlike feckless liberals, who believe either in man's natural goodness or in human nature as a tabula rasa on which society can work its formative powers.
After intermission, she launched into yet another taxing work that required a totally different approach--Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin's emotionally imploding Tabula Rasa. In the final work, counter/part, she was performing the sometimes breakneck choreography of her boss, Jim Vincent, artistic director of HSDC.
He still lives in Berlin, and is seen there and in other cities rehearsing works such as "Fratres" and "Tabula Rasa," offering rare insight into his thinking on several levels.
It was once assumed that a person comes into this world as a tabula rasa ("blank slate") upon which life, learning, and experience write.
Most American listeners were first exposed to the work of Estonian composer Arvo Part when the ECM label released a collection of his compositions under the title Tabula Rasa (817 764-2, 1984).
Because of the use of esoteric terminology and references in many parts of the book, the volume as a whole cannot serve as a general introduction to Freemasonry for readers coming from tabula rasa, unless read with great care to first mine those chapters starting with a more preliminary premise, such as that of Lynn Dumenil; even some initiated Masonic insiders, if not extremely thoroughly versed in every conceivable cranny of the exhaustive minutiae of the brotherhood's broad history, may find much of the material inaccessible.