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Encyclopedia > Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation)

Ghost in the Machine is a concept in philosophy which was borrowed for several titles in popular culture:


For other uses, please see Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation) Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Cartesian dualism was Descartess principle of the separation of mind and matter and mind and body. ... Gilbert Ryle Gilbert Ryle (1900–1976), was a philosopher, and a representative of the generation of British ordinary language philosophers influenced by Wittgensteins insights into language, and is principally known for his critique of Cartesian dualism, for which he coined the phrase the ghost in the machine. He referred... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... In his prominent work, The Concept of Mind (1949), the philosopher Gilbert Ryle describes the fundamental mistake made by Descartes dualism and much of western philosophy of the 17th and 18th centuries. ... Disambiguation: please visit Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation) for other uses of this term The Ghost in the Machine (1967) is a non-fiction work by Arthur Koestler. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler (September 5, 1905 – March 3, 1983) was a Hungarian journalist, novelist, political activist and social philosopher. ...

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Ghost - definition of Ghost in Encyclopedia (1357 words)
The visual aspects of ghost reports could also be accounted for by human physiology: the peripheral vision is very sensitive in detecting motion, but does not contain much color or provide focused shapes; therefore, a moving curtain or other movement outside the focused view can create a strong illusion of an eerie figure.
The White House in Washington, DC is said to be haunted by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln and by several lesser spectres.
In Ghost in the Shell, ghost is a word used to describe a person's inner being, similar to the concept of a soul.
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