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Vehicle externalism and the metaphysics of the incarnation: a medieval contribution

Richard Cross

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199583164
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725647 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.003.0010
Vehicle externalism and the metaphysics of the incarnation: a medieval contribution

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This chapter analyses Duns Scotus's account of the various kinds of ‘tying’ relations required to unify the various properties exemplified by the incarnate Son, and his account of the various kinds of properties relevantly tied (universals in the case of the divine attributes, and something like tropes in the case of the human ones), explaining his reasons for needing such a complex analysis of the issue. The chapter tests his view for cogency, and offers it as a contribution to the modern debate on the metaphysics of christology.

Keywords: Scotus; Aquinas; Hervaeus Natalis; relations; properties; tropes; compositionalism; concretism; dependence; causation; mereology; free will

Chapter.  9106 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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