(Lat. in + natus, inborn) A theory of philosophy in which ideas, or principles, are considered to be present in the mind at birth, either fully formed or requiring some additional experience for their complete formulation. -- V.J.B.
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Innatism is a philosophical doctrine that holds that the mind is born with ideas/knowledge, and that therefore the mind is not a `blank slate` at birth, as early empiricists such as John Locke claimed. It asserts that not all knowledge is gained from experience and the senses. ==The difference between innatism and nativism== In general usage, th..
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