Linsky was best-known for work on the theory of reference, and also as an historian of early analytical philosophy. He is often cited as an example of the "orthodox view" in the theory of reference. He questioned the "intensional isomorphism" concept of Rudolf Carnap.
- Referring, London: Routledge & Keagan Paul, 1967.
- Names and Descriptions, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977.
- Oblique Contexts, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
- Semantics and the Philosophy of Language: A Collection of Readings, Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1952.
- Reference and Modality (Oxford Readings in Philosophy), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971.
- "LEONARD LINSKY Obituary: View LEONARD LINSKY's Obituary by Chicago Tribune". Legacy.com. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
- "Emeritus Faculty | The Department of Philosophy | The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities". Philosophy.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
- Nathan U. Salmon, Reference and Essence, Princeton, NJ: Princeton. University Press 1981, p. 11.
- Avrum Stroll, Twentieth-century Analytic Philosophy, Stroll, New York: Columbia University Press, 2000, p. 83.
- William Tait (ed.), Early Analytic Philosophy: Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein; Essays in Honor of Leonard Linsky, Chicago, Ill.: Open Court, 1997.
- "Leonard Linsky”, article in Dictionary of Contemporary American Philosophers, Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2005.