The Science Behind The X-Files:

Ghost In The Machine

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Basic Plot:
Mulder's old partner, Jerry Lamana, calls in his help on a case involving the strange closed-room murder of a computer company CEO.

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Title means:
Although "ghost in the machine" seems to clearly reference the culprit in this episode, it is actually an allusion to the philosophy of dualism pushed forward by Rene Descartes. He believed that the mind was a "ghost" living in the flesh and blood "machine" of the body.
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