GHOST IN THE MACHINE

phrase that is used to emphasise the problems that are associated with Cartesian dualism. The m mind is seen as the non-physical entity or ghost and the body is the machine. See dualism; mind-body problem.

GHOST IN THE MACHINE: "The ghost in the machine was coined by Gilbert Ryle."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GHOST IN THE MACHINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ghost-in-the-machine/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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