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The phrase, "ghost in the machine," was coined by 20th century British philosopher, Gilbert RyleW as a means of characterizing 17th century mathematician and philosopher, René DescartesW theory of mind. Descartes theory was an offshoot of the age-old dualism theories that dated back to PlatoW and AristotleW. His theory—referred to as Cartesian DualismW—distilled dualism into today’s mind-body theories, wherein "consciousness and self-awareness" were mind, and brain was "intelligence." Descartes further went on to propose that the seat of the soul was the pineal gland.

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