This is a textbook about three topics related to context-sensitivity: the extent of context-sensitivity, the relative merits of a Kaplanian and a Lewisian theory of context-sensitivity and what a context is. Despite its narrow focus, the textbook is introductory. Cappelen and Dever prioritize quick entry into ‘burning questions’ over scholastic statements of complex debates. In the face of what is sometimes considered an especially hostile environment for newcomers to philosophy, the authors aim to motivate students to wade into some of the literature on the philosophy of language by making some of the puzzles and phenomena discussed in that literature easy to understand and clear in their (more exotic) implications. The book divides into three parts, each corresponding to one...

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