The Latin expression clean tab alludes to a table or clean slate; that is, without writing. The concept refers to what lacks past facts or content.

Tabula rasaThe idea of ​​tabula rasa is used by some philosophers regarding how, according to their vision, people are born: with the mind blank. This theory indicates that the human being has no innate skills or knowledge, but must develop them from the experience and from learning.

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was one of the thinkers who postulated the notion of tabula rasa. For the Greek, the knowledge is generated by sensory perception, which is then processed by the intellect and so the concepts. Therefore, at birth there is no knowledge, but it is generated over time.

John Locke (1632-1704), meanwhile, argued that at the beginning of life the mind is a clean slate since it does not present ideas. The experience, according to the British, is what allows “Fill it up” with knowledge.

Reference of the empiricism, the doctrine of philosophy that precisely places experience as the first step for the production of knowledge, Locke rejected the existence of innate ideas. There are thus no truths about God nor mathematical structures on day one of the mind.

“Tabula rasa”, on the other hand, is the name of a Belgian TV series that premiered in 2017. and two years later he reached Netflix. The history presents Piss, a young amnesiac who is admitted to a psychiatric hospital and is the main suspect in the case of the disappearance of a man. To prove her innocence, the woman will have to remember and help reconstruct what happened.