tabula rasa

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Synonyms for tabula rasa

a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)

an opportunity to start over without prejudice

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With a blank slate, some decisions could be made that would be extremely unpopular or almost impossible now.
The Aces put a win on that blank slate on Wednesday night, showing up with their best form yet in the Philippine Cup and going on to plaster Meralco, 103-98, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.
His widely acclaimed books include The Blank Slate (2002) and The Better Angels of Our Nature (2011).
What we have is a blank slate, and it is our job today as town officials to shut up and listen,'' Mr.
Congress was writing on a mostly blank slate in crafting an immediate legislative response to the financial crisis," Tarullo said.
Development chief Derrick Kuzak said: "We brought our global teams together around a blank slate with the charge to develop a mid-size car with ground-breaking design and jaw-dropping fuel economy - one that featured technologies to help make our customers safer and better drivers.
The daily said a meeting between Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek and scholars largely focused making the new constitution from scratch or on "a blank slate.
Louis) published her first novel, Dancing with Gravity (273 pages; Blank Slate Press, March 201V, $24.
They are culture and resistance in New Orleans, lies on the news about the flood and its aftermath, New Orleans after the storm, the blank slate, money and relief, organizing in prison, criminalizing the survivors, the struggle for housing, immigrant struggles, and the Jena generation.
Nightwood Design has transformed the large retail space at be@schermerhorn, a condominium tower in Downtown Brooklyn, from its original blank slate into a series of displays raimagining the shapes, mythology and relativity of shelters.
The house in Towyn Road is a blank slate inside, although a few colourfully painted walls add some warmth and character.
Describing his role, in the sci-fi drama he said: "It was kind of like a blank slate, we didn't know what we were going to do with the character.
However, JAL s new president and chief operating officer, Masaru Onishi, said on Monday he would start with a blank slate in evaluating the offers from Delta and American.
We begin the season with a little bit of a blank slate," said Ferrera.
Following the ball's adventures through the military, jewelry thieves, and generous Italian families, a story unfolds through the blank slate of the ball's mind.