Essays Tagged: "blank slate"

Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain

st because he showed some of the characteristics of realism in his works such as, humans begin as a blank slate whose reality is shaped by experience, and he, like other realistic writers, concentrate ... , social status, dialect, and types of humor.In Pudd'nhead Wilson, Twain shows that humans begin as blank slates whose realities are shaped by their experiences. "She undressed Thomas á Becket, ...

(5 pages) 87 0 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Casting Doubt Upon the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

and been presented with a chance to start anew - "a fresh green breast of the new world." From this blank slate, those first idealistic settlers had created a society where "all men are created equal" ...

(4 pages) 113 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Contemplating Descartes' Meditation I- Can We Trust Our Senses?

the foundations of all his beliefs. To do this, he overthrows all his beliefs and sets forth with a blank slate. Descartes argues with himself about whether or not he can trust his senses, whether eve ...

(3 pages) 72 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Do infants have an innate ability to recognise the human face and imitate facial expressions?

he world were innate, whereas Empiricist William James (1890) believed, infants were a tabula rasa (blank slate) upon which information is "written". Even today the debate over whether or not infants ...

(7 pages) 124 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Social learning and gender differences in violent crimes

e in developing behavior. Social theory suggests that people are born with the same abilities and a blank slate waiting to be written on. Children are bombarded with many things that they must learn a ...

(8 pages) 264 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Development of Children: Birth to 18 Months

children. During the seventeenth century, a British philosopher, John Locke, viewed children as a "blank slate," whose character is shaped by experience. Over the past few centuries, researchers have ... researchers have discovered, and parents as well, that children are not born evil and they are not "blank slates" to be shaped. Children, infants to be more specific, are skilled, capable beings who d ...

(4 pages) 110 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Personal Ethics Development

At birth each of us is virtually a blank slate. At this time in our lives we have learned nothing. Our only skill is to cry when the ne ...

(4 pages) 490 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Personal Values Development Paper

ment of ValuesOne's personal values are acquired early in life. When we are born we are virtually a blank slate. Birth is the only time of life when we have learned nothing. We only know to cry when w ...

(6 pages) 618 0 3.5 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Applying Theories of Human Development

n profession.The first theory of any substance that we learned about was John Locke's theory of the blank slate. This theory stated that all children were born as blank slates and were sculpted as peo ...

(6 pages) 218 1 4.2 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors


addition. Stoics believed that the all knowledge enters the mind through the senses. The mind was a blank slate upon which impressions are inscribed. This is in direct opposition to Plato's belief tha ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personal Values Development

At birth, each of us is virtually a blank slate. At this time in our lives, we have learned nothing. Our only skill is to cry when the n ...

(5 pages) 326 1 4.8 Jul/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Demonstrate how behavior theories apply, within a school-based situation to ensure a positive learning environment is encouraged at all times.

re. For example, Krause et al (2003) go as far back as Aristotle's concept of the child's mind as a blank slate later taken up by Locke as the tabula rasa, where the learning is through sensory percep ...

(13 pages) 206 4 4.6 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Is socialisation something that parents do to their children?

these models to recognised discourses on children and childhood, namely the Romantic, Tabla Rasa or Blank Slate, and the Puritan discourses.Scaffer (p 11) suggests that each child-rearing model can be ... m to expect him to get on and survive as best he can in the company of his peers.5.Clay Moulding or Blank Slate (Tabla Rasa) - sees the child as a passive recipient of socialisation. Children viewed l ...

(6 pages) 54 0 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Creativity and Me: The Creativity in Dance

sten to the beats and rhythms of the music.A choreographer has to start choreographing a dance on a blank slate as there is no fixed way how the music can be danced to. It is heavily influenced by the ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Men Vs. Women

ential socialization were accurate, it would mean that all people, both male and female, are born a blank slate. As we mature we are shaped by interactions, experiences, and even our geographic locati ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The future is like a blank slate. Many people have

The future is like a blank slate. Many people have predicted how this slate will eventually reads. Two such figures who e ...

(1 pages) 655 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


nd the views of Noam Chomsky. David Hume states that the human mind, at birth, is a tabula rosa, or blank slate, on which experiences leave their marks, meaning human beings possess no innate knowledg ...

(4 pages) 73 1 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Nature vs. Nurture; The Great Debate by: Dane Sanderson

not that which is part of our genetic system. John Locke believed that all people were born with a blank slate (a tabula rasa.) Him and other Empiricists thought that experiences were written into th ...

(2 pages) 49 0 4.3 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Nature vs. Nurture

t learn it you were just reminded of it. Aristotle however argued that all humans were born with a blank slate and built on it with influence from the environment. In the 1700’s the empiricists and ...

(6 pages) 72 1 4.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Random Access Memory (RAM): The Genius of Memory

or set of electrical paths to the computer's processor. Before you turn on a computer, its RAM is a blank slate. As you start and use your computer, the operating system files, programs and any data c ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science