Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Overdetermination, philosophy: the concept of overdetermination has different meanings. A) The fulfillment of several conditions which are sufficient for the occurrence of an event alone, and whereby no further determination of the actual cause can be given. B) The simultaneous ability to attribute a property and its opposite, as far as this opposite of a property can be formulated. C) If the truth value (truth or falsehood) of a statement is concerned, the attribution of properties to objects which do not change the truth value is an overdetermination. See also indeterminacy, fulfillment, executability, determinism.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Meixner, Uwe Overdetermination   Meixner, Uwe
Nozick, Robert Overdetermination   Nozick, Robert
Peacocke, Christopher Overdetermination   Peacocke, Christopher
Schiffer, Stephen Overdetermination   Schiffer, Stephen

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-23