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o·ver·de·ter·mi·na·tion

(o'vĕr-dē-ter'min-ā'shŭn),
In psychoanalysis, ascribing the cause of a single behavioral or emotional reaction, mental symptom, or dream to the operation of two or more forces, that is, it is overdetermined (for example, ascribing the nature of an emotional outburst not only to the immediate precipitant but also to a lingering inferiority complex).

overdetermination

/over·de·ter·mi·na·tion/ (-de-ter″mĭ-na´shun) the concept that every dream, disorder, aspect of behavior, or other emotional reaction or symptom has multiple causative factors.

o·ver·de·ter·mi·na·tion

(ō'vĕr-dĕ-tĕr'min-ā'shŭn)
psychoanalysis Ascribing the cause of a single behavioral or emotional reaction, mental symptom, or dream to the operation of two or more forces (e.g., ascribing an emotional outburst not only to the immediate trigger but also to a lingering inferiority complex).

overdetermination

The idea in psychoanalysis that every symptom and dream may have several meanings, being determined by more than a single association.
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So, if mental events are not physical then either the mental event is epiphenomenal or it overdetermines the physical effect, assuming that every physical event has a physical cause.
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In this case, that desire overdetermines the outcome of the analysis, which therefore fails to persuade.