Are Reduplicative Qua-Operators Superfluous?


  • Eric Yang



incarnation, Christology, reduplication


Reduplicative approaches to the incarnation attempt to avoid the charge of incoherence by employing a qua-operator that operates on an entire assertion. The main objection to this approach is that it still yields a contradiction. Recently, two new reduplicative approaches have been offered that purport to avoid contradiction, one that offers a novel analysis of negative predications and the other which prevents conjoining divine and human predicates into a meaningful sentence. In this paper, I argue that these newer approaches either fail to provide a distinctive solution or do not show whether the model is genuinely possible.


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How to Cite

Yang, Eric. 2021. “Are Reduplicative Qua-Operators Superfluous?”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (2):145-62.



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