Mentioning persons or groups of people, especially by name or title, calling attention to specific individuals, responding to works of authors, citations and short quotes.
Name - a term used for identification of a single entity or a category by an external observer; personal names identify individual humans or other beings.
Referent - the entity identified by a name.
Person - a being that has attributes like reason, morality, or consciousness.
Reason - the capacity to draw logical conclusions from new or existing information.
Morality - the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are right and wrong; following external standards or ethical principles or a having own code of ethical conduct.
Consciousness - awareness of internal and external existence, introspection, metacognition.