Overview

overdetermination


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

An event is overdetermined if there exist more than one antecedent events, any of which would be a sufficient condition for the event occurring. Analogously, a conclusion is overdetermined if it can be proved in any of a number of independent ways. The concept is employed by Freud to describe the possibility of multiple causes and interpretations of dreams.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.