Leonard Linsky (born 1922 - August 27, 2012) was an American philosopher. He was an Emeritus Professor of the University of Chicago. He was known for work on the theory of reference, and also as a historian of early analytical philosophy.
He is cited as an example of the "orthodox view" in the theory of reference. He questioned the "intensional isomorphism" concept of Rudolf Carnap.
- Referring (1967)
- Names and Descriptions (1977)
- Oblique Contexts (1983)
- Semantics and the Philosophy of Language: A Collection of Readings (1952)
- Reference and Modality (Oxford Readings in Philosophy) (1971)
- William Tait (editor) (1997), Early Analytic Philosophy: Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein; Essays in Honor of Leonard Linsky
- "Leonard Linsky”, article in Dictionary of Contemporary American Philosophers (Thoemmes Press, 2005)