Modality, mood, and descriptions

In Reinhard Kahle (ed.), Intensionality: An Interdisciplinary Discussion. AK Peters (2005)
§1. Introduction. By means of what semantic features is a proper name tied to its bearer? This is a puzzling question indeed: proper names — like “Aristotle” or “Paris” — are syntactically simple, and it therefore does not seem possible to reduce their meanings, by means of a principle of compositionality, to the meanings of more basic, and hence perhaps more tractable, linguistic elements.
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