Samuel Levey

Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Arts and Humanities
Professor of Philosophy

Samuel Levey is a specialist in metaphysics and the philosophy of mathematics in both contemporary and historical settings. He has published widely on Leibniz's philosophical works and teaches a variety of courses in the history of modern philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, logic, epistemology, and the philosophy of language.

301 Thornton, Philosophy
HB 6035
Department(s): 
Philosophy
Education: 
B.A. University of Colorado
Ph.D. Syracuse University

Selected Publications

“Continuous Extension and Indivisibles in Galileo.” In S. Shapiro and G. Hellman, eds., The History of Continua: Philosophical and Mathematical Perspectives, New York: Oxford University Press (2021): 82-103.

“The Continuum, the Infinitely Small, and the Law of Continuity in Leibniz.” In S. Shapiro and G. Hellman, eds., The History of Continua: Philosophical and Mathematical Perspectives, New York: Oxford University Press (2021): 123-157.

From Leibniz to Kant. Co-editor with Katherine Dunlop. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 21 (2018).

“The Paradox of Sufficient Reason.” The Philosophical Review 125:3 (July 2016).

“Comparability of Infinities and Infinite Multitude in Galileo and Leibniz.” In N. Goethe, P. Beeley and D. Rabouin, eds., G.W. Leibniz: Interrelations between Mathematics and Philosophy, Archimedes Series 41 (Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag: 2015): 157-187.

“On Time and the Dichotomy in Leibniz.” Studia Leibnitiana 44 (2012): 33-59.

“Unity, Borrowed Reality and Multitude in Leibniz.” The Leibniz Review 22 (2012): 97-134.

“On Two Theories of Substance in Leibniz: Critical Notice of Daniel Garber, Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad.” The Philosophical Review 120: 2 (2011), 285-319.

Dans les corps il n'y a point de figure parfaite: Leibniz on Time, Change and Corporeal Substance.” Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 5 (2010), 146-170.

“Archimedes, Infinitesimals and the Law of Continuity: On Leibniz’s Fictionalism.” In U. Goldenbaum and D. Jesseph, eds., Infinitesimals Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter: 2008), 107-134.

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