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Difference between Deus ex machina and Ghost in the machine

deus ex machinaan improbable person or event that provides a sudden and unexpected solution to a difficulty:

  • When the impoverished hero is relieved by an unexpected inheritance, it is often called a deus ex machina.

ghost in the machineis used to denote the view of the human mind as being completely independent of the physical body:

  • So there is nothing magical about human brains—no ghost in the machine, to use Ryle’s phrase.