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Biography: John Locke

Short biography on John Locke, focusing on his Two Treatises of Government. Believing that man was born with a "blank slate" (tabula rasa) and was essentially good by nature, Locke argued that the only true governments were those who ruled with the consent of the people.

Click this link to read about John Locke and his tabula rasa theory. The simplicity of every infant starting out as "blank" and letting their future experiences and their environments influence the person they will later become.

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Born To Hate?

Sociological Concept: Racism. This quote by Denis Leary coincides with the theory of "Tabula Rasa" by John Locke, who proposed that human beings are born as a blank slate, that society writes on. A child is not born racist, the unspoken cues in his/her environment and the values they are taught in school and at home make them believe that certain races are inferior. Race is in fact a social construction, and if isolated entirely, a person could not possibly develop such prejudice on their…


John Locke// A seventeenth-century English philosopher. Locke argued against the belief that human beings are born with certain ideas already in their minds. He claimed that, on the contrary, the mind is a tabula rasa (blank slate) until experience begins to “write” on it.

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Lost references several influential philosophers, particularly when naming its characters and episodes. This encourages viewers not only to appreciate the show as a character-based drama, but to acknowledge the universal philosophical questions that drove it. Tabula Rasa, the 3rd episode of Season 1, literally translates to "blank slate". The philosophical idea of a blank slate, that people are born without ideas, and that their ideas are shaped by their experiences, was first proposed by...

Sibila con tábula rasa (Sibyl with Tabula Rasa), ca. 1648. Diego Velázquez (Spanish. Baroque, 1599-1660). Oil on canvas. SMU, Dallas. Tabula rasa (Latin for “scraped tablet”) is an epistemological thesis developed by the English philosopher John Locke in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690. The theory of tabula rasa dated back to Aristotle, Compared to a blank sheet. As a human being is at birth, without training, personality, knowledge, their mind has nothing, like a blank…