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overdetermination

  1. for FREUD the process in which a ‘condensation’ of a number of complex thoughts gives rise to a single image (as in recurring dreams).
  2. by analogy with the above, the combined outcome of the multiple contradictions existing in the different areas of a 'social formation‘ at any given time, in which, according to Louis ALTHUSSER (1969), each contradiction is ‘inseparable from the total structure of the social body‘ and is both determined by and in turn also determines this total structure. The existence of such overdetermination is seen as accounting for such phenomena as UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT, since complex ‘overdeterminations‘ mean that no social formation develops simply
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A discussion of the conceptual complexity of the Siva paradigm is an example of a specific pedagogical intervention one can make to cut through the cyclical pattern of interpretative overdetermination. "Siva" as a composite embodiment of varying stages of I-onsciousness, as well as the mirror reflections of these in language, manifests the inner content, i.e., question-answer which appears in the consciousness of the highest Lord in an undifferentiated way [paravac], because of its being the highest truth, it is thought of in the pasaynti stage in an indeterminate form ...
(Neither do I endorse it, but I grant it for the sake of argument.) I note first that physical closure is at least consistent with interactionism, since physical closure allows causal overdetermination, even given any plausible principle of causal exclusion (see Kim 1993).
Counterfactual dependence is usually a strong symptom of causal linkage, especially in situations like this where causal overdetermination and preemption aren't involved.
Correctness is threatened by overdetermination (as when Schenker forces us to look for certain processes in all music) or under-determination (as when Nattiez demands that we give up our intuitions to achieve an objective analysis).
The resulting unresolved overdetermination of influences, Powell suggests, produced characters such as Mrs.
In the beginning of her discussion of Little Red Riding Hood and the "wolf," Garber herself proves guilty of exercising what she calls "the overdetermination of the name" as she italicizes the surnames of Virginia Woolf, Christa Wolf, William Wolff, not to mention the first names of Wolfram Eberhard, Wolfgang Mieder, and Hans-Wolf Jager, each of whom she relates to her discussion of the folk tale.
They come close to this when they state that "There is an irreducible autobiographical flavor to a Marxist's explanation of his/her choice of entry point or, for that matter, his/her commitment to overdetermination, the Marxist tradition, or anything else.' But they never flesh this out, unpack it, or make it explicit.
He wrote "Contradiction and Overdetermination" immediately and "On the Materialist Dialectic: On the Unevenness of Origins" in the following year.
Often raised against dualists also, this problem is well known and is essentially one of apparent overdetermination. The state in which my brain is perceived to stand may be explained either by reference to the mental experience it reflects or by reference to the brain state that was or would have been observed immediately antecedent to it; the neurophysiological regularities in question being as well established as the those linking the mind and the brain.
The grid's final overdetermination via digital imaging makes these little tiles look no less fragile.
It is a sequence of overdetermination. As all these factors converge, in a sort of logical descent into hell, human beings begin to "rationally" consider the elimination of the other as a way of saving themselves.
The logic of Freudian compulsion or Zwang is thus premised on a particularly sensitive understanding of the overdetermination of contradictory behavior, one that privileges or credits the obligations driving that behavior rather than one that critiques its inconsistencies.