Samuel Levey

Academic Appointments

Associate Dean for the Arts & 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.

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

Selected Publications

“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.

 “Logical Theory in Leibniz.” In B. Look, ed., The Continuum Companion to Leibniz. (New York: Continuum, 2011), 110-135.

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.