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Predicativism and the Semantic Argument

Predicativism about proper names holds that the basic semantic and syntactic type of proper names is the same as that of predicates, e.g., as it appears in there are two Alfreds in Princeton. Predicativism can be used to reinstate a form of descriptivism about names. In this case, the name isn't associated with a description, but is literally part of one. I argue in the paper that this form of descriptivism is open to the challenge from Kripke's semantic argument.

Here's the draft