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  1. Leibniz on Mathematics and the Actually Infinite Division of Matter.Samuel Levey - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (1):49-96.
    Mathematician and philosopher Hermann Weyl had our subject dead to rights.
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  2. The Paradox of Sufficient Reason.Samuel Levey - 2016 - Philosophical Review Recent Issues 125 (3):397-430.
    It can be shown by means of a paradox that, given the Principle of Sufficient Reason, there is no conjunction of all contingent truths. The question is, or ought to be, how to interpret that result: _Quid sibi velit?_ A celebrated argument against PSR due to Peter van Inwagen and Jonathan Bennett in effect interprets the result to mean that PSR entails that there are no contingent truths. But reflection on parallels in philosophy of mathematics shows it can equally be (...)
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    Coincidence and Principles of Composition.Samuel Levey - 1997 - Analysis 57 (1):1–10.
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    On Unity, Borrowed Reality and Multitude in Leibniz.Samuel Levey - 2012 - The Leibniz Review 22:97-134.
    In this paper I argue that what has been called Leibniz’s “aggregate argument” for unities in things in fact comprises three quite distinct lines of argument, with different concepts being advanced under the name ‘unity’ and meriting quite different conceptual treatment. Two of those arguments, what I call the Borrowed Reality Argument and the Multitude Argument, also appear in later writings to be further elaborated into arguments not just for unities but for simples. I consider the arguments in detail. I (...)
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    Archimedes, Infinitesimals and the Law of Continuity: On Leibniz’s Fictionalism.Samuel Levey - 2008 - In Douglas Jesseph & Ursula Goldenbaum (eds.), Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies Between Leibniz and His Contemporaries. Walter de Gruyter.
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    On Unity and Simple Substance in Leibniz.Samuel Levey - 2007 - The Leibniz Review 17:61-106.
    What is Leibniz’s argument for simple substances? I propose that it is an extension of his prior argument for incorporeal forms as principles of unity for individual corporeal substances. The extension involves seeing the hylomorphic analysis of corporeal substances as implying a resolution of matter into forms, and this seems to demand that forms, which are themselves simple, be the only elements of things. The argument for simples thus presupposes the existence of corporeal substances as a key premise. Yet a (...)
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    Matter and Two Concepts of Continuity in Leibniz.Samuel Levey - 1999 - Philosophical Studies 94 (1-2):81-118.
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    On Unity: Leibniz-Arnauld Revisited.Samuel Levey - 2003 - Philosophical Topics 31 (1/2):245-275.
  9. Leibniz on Precise Shapes and the Corporeal World.Samuel Levey - 2005 - In Donald Rutherford J. A. Cover (ed.), Leibniz: Nature and Freedom. Oxford University Press. pp. 69--94.
     
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    Why Simples?: A Reply to Donald Rutherford.Samuel Levey - 2008 - The Leibniz Review 18:225-247.
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    The Interval of Motion in Leibniz's Pacidius Philalethi.Samuel Levey - 2003 - Noûs 37 (3):371–416.
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    Leibniz and the Sorites.Samuel Levey - 2002 - The Leibniz Review 12:25-49.
    The sorites paradox receives its most sophisticated early modem discussion in Leibniz’s writings. In an important early document Leibniz holds that vague terms have sharp boundaries of application, but soon thereafter he comes to adopt a form of nihilism aboutvagueness: and it later proves to be his settled view that vagueness results from semantical indeterminacy. The reason for this change of mind is unclear, and Leibniz does not appear to have any grounds for it. I suggest that his various treatments (...)
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    Leibniz's Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles, by Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Pp. Viii + 215, US$65. [REVIEW]Samuel Levey - 2016 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 94 (2):405-408.
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    Monads, Composition, and Force: Ariadnean Threads Through Leibniz’s Labyrinth.Samuel Levey - 2018 - The Leibniz Review 28:83-95.
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    Leibniz's Constructivism and Infinitely Folded Matter.Samuel Levey - 1999 - In Gennaro Rocco & Huenemann Charles (eds.), New Essays on the Rationalists. Oxford University Press. pp. 134--162.
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    The Young Leibniz and His Philosophy. [REVIEW]Samuel Levey - 2001 - The Leibniz Review 11:59-62.
    Interest in Leibniz’s early philosophical writings has been on the rise in recent years, and to the growing literature on the subject we can now add an excellent volume of papers edited by Stuart Brown. The Young Leibniz and His Philosophy collects articles from a dozen leading authors on a variety of topics, plus a substantial introductory chapter by the editor that provides an overview of Leibniz’s life and works from 1646 to 1676. The essays originate from a 1996 conference (...)
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  17. Dans les Corps Il N'y a Point de Figure Parfaite: Leibniz on Time, Change and Corporeal Substance.Samuel Levey - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 5:146-70.
     
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  18. On Time and the Dichotomy in Leibniz.Samuel Levey - 2012 - Studia Leibnitiana 44 (1):33-59.
     
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    Leibniz, God and Necessity, by Michael Griffin. [REVIEW]Samuel Levey - 2013 - The Leibniz Review 23:171-185.
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    Review of Nicholas Jolley, Leibniz[REVIEW]Samuel Levey - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (6).
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  21. Foreword.Katherine Dunlop & Samuel Levey - 2018 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 21 (1):11-12.
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  22. Comparability of Infinities and Infinite Multitude in Galileo and Leibniz.Samuel Levey - 2015 - In David Rabouin, Philip Beeley & Norma B. Goethe (eds.), The Interrelations Between Mathematics and Philosophy in Leibniz’s Thought. Springer Verlag.
     
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