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    Tabula Rasa Summary Name of Roleplay: Tabula Rasa Game Master: NachtRuine, Nachtimus, Nachtbot V65, The Nachtmeister, fuck if i know??????? System: WHF2e Technological Level: Mid-Low Fantasy - Guns like flintlock pistols have been invented, but aren't easily found, you're much more likely to find a crossbow than a pistol. Magic, while accessible, is new and difficult to learn, and to control. Tabula was once a land of great and fantastical stories, you know the sort: a band of knights fighting a dragon, kings doing crusades in the name of gods, the stories where good always triumphed over evil. If such a place could have ever existed, Tabula would have been the definition. Yet, something happened, something which had such horrendous and expansive reach, so as to wipe Tabula clean: the Miasma. Little is known about the Miasma, however its effects could never be ignored; the skies are heavily clouded, residents are lucky to see the Sun or Moon on a monthly basis, thus, people became used to a near constant state of twilight. Where light fades, the Miasma hangs and warps the landscape. Woodland creatures become eldritch misinterpretations, and people who are unlucky enough to be caught out in the Miasma for too long are…

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    Aristotle believed that the mind is activated by experiences and prior to experience and knowledge, the mind is dormant. Knowledge is gained through the brain processing the information obtained from experiences. In 1689, political theorist John Locke published an essay in which he took Aristotle’s beliefs a step further. Locke introduced a belief that the mind is equivalent to “white paper, void of all characters (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica)” but is still cognizant. An example of…

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    it. This controversy can date back to 350 B.C , where philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, worked so hard to understand human behavior. On one hand, Plato believed that an individual’s knowledge and behavior is due to innate circumstances. He explained that one is born with knowledge and all that the environment does is to remind them of the information they already knew. On the other hand, Aristotle believed different. He believed that all mankind came to the world with a blank mind and…

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    He believes that sense perceptions ultimately provide us the warrant for all knowledge, that they alone are clear and distinct.” Locke’s views were very imperialistic. He believed that ideas come from experience. John Locke also believed in Tabula Rasa, which means blank state. This means that he believed every individual was born with a clean, blank sheet, with no ideas or knowledge written for them. “Consequently there are no innate principles, either in speculative or in practical…

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    the human species as a full product of progress and the differences of each person’s single genetic code. This Physical characteristics and changes that are not visible at birth, but which occur later in life, are considered as the merchandise of progress. In our body we have the “biological clock” which switches are behavior on and off in a pre-programmed way. An example of the way this affects our physical development are the physical changes that occur in early teenage years. On the other…

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    structure of a particular polypeptide and especially a protein or controlling the function of other genetic material (Merriam Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary, 2016), or the part of a cell that determines the physical aspects of a human, plant, animal, or living thing. The genes determines what our eyes look like, how tall we are, if the plant is harry or fuzzy, if it’s short and bright green, things of that nature, no pun intended. However, in this argument it hasn’t been proven that genetics…

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    After reading about John Locke’s empiricism, I think that he is right about the tabula rasa. Locke believed that human beings were born with a blank state mind, just like a blank white piece of paper that has no words or ideas to it. He stated that everybody enters the world with no previous knowledge nor understanding about anything, and the only way to gain knowledge and furnish our brain is through experience. Locke claims that in order to come up with conclusions and grasp an understanding…

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    John Locke's Argument Against Innate Ideas

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    In book one of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke argues against innate ideas using three arguments. The intention of this paper will be to discuss John Locke’s views on ideas while introducing and explaining his three arguments against innate ideas in detail touching on his idea of tabula rasa. Furthermore, it will briefly discuss alternative views on innate ideas as both conflicting and similar. John Locke’s writings came at a time when there was a philosophical debate going…

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    encounters with our surroundings. Countless tests have been done, including one on twins separated at birth to determine if their separate lives led to them being completely different or almost identical in their occupation, living situation, and marriages. Although this gave people results, it is still widely believed that a criminal becomes a criminal by what they experience in their life. Nativist believe that all or most of our behavior is based on our genes. They believe that our…

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    Nature Vs Nurture Debate

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    What is nurture? The debate over nature vs nurture has been a philosophical issues within psychology for many years. Nature credits genetic factors for influencing who we are/become ,while nurture attributes the environmental components. Nurture entails our early childhood experiences, how we are raised, personal and social relationships, and culture (Cherry,2009). Nativists are those that believe all or most behaviors and characteristics are the result of genetics/predisposition. This is the…

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