n. a metaphor conceptualized by U.S.cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett (1942- ). It challenged the rationale behind Cartesian dualism, pointing out what would remain of Descartes' original model were it to be removed - that is, all but a tiny theater tended to by a homunculus.

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