Soazig Le Bihan

Prof. of Philosophy, Director of the Prelaw Program, Co-Director of Graduate Studies

Contact Information

(406) 243-6233
Office Hours:

Fall 2023

Office hours:

Drop-in: Tuesdays, 12-1PM, and Fridays, 3-4PM. 

By Appointments: Tuesdays and Friday, 1-6PM

Please schedule your appointment on Navigate:

Select "Academic Advising" for the "Unit" and "Pre-Law Advising" for the "Service". 

Pre-Law advising appointments will take place in person in LA 149 or in the Pre-Law Advising Zoom room: 


Personal Website:

Office Address

LA 149
32 Campus Dr MS 5780
Missoula MT, 59812

My research has long focused on the philosophy of physics, especially the philosophy of quantum physics, as well as on modeling, especially in physics and ecology.  Recently, I have become interested in issues regarding the relationship between science and values.

I regularly teach classes in the philosophy of science, the foundations of ecology, modern philosophy, and philosophy of law.

I am committed to develop as a public philosopher, which is a little bit of a big name to designate those of us who try to reach out to a larger audience. Check out my public outreach page if you are interested.

I am also the director of the Pre-Law Program at the University of Montana. I get to help and mentor some of the most wonderful human beings I have known doing so. Please go to the UM Pre-Law Program website for more information.

Finally, if you would like a little bit of background, feel free to check out my personal story.

Courses Taught

PHL 110E Introduction to Engaged Ethics (online, service component) 

PHL 262Y Modern Philosophy

PHL 317E Law and Morality

PHL 319E Law and Discrimination

PHL 448/548 Philosophy and Animals

PHL 508 Philosophy of Law

PHL510 Philosophy Colloquium 

HONR 391 Pre-Law Seminar 



Field of Study

  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of physics
  • Philosophy of ecology
  • Philosophy of law

Selected Publications

Honors / Awards

  • 2023. Davidson Honors College Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award.
  • 2022. Davidson Honors College Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award.
  • 2021. Davidson Honors College Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award.
  • 2021. Sustainability Award 
  • 2020. Davidson Honors College Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award.
  • 2019. Davidson Honors College Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award.
  • 2017. Outstanding Faculty Advising Award.
  • 2016. Merit Increase. University of Montana.
  • 2016. Invited Professor, LabeX TransferS, Equippe république des savoirs, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris.
  • 2014. Merit Increase. University of Montana.
  • 2013. International Activity Grant. University of Montana.
  • 2012. Student Affairs Faculty Award. University of Montana.
  • 2011. Visiting Fellow: Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2011. Faculty Professional Enhancement Grant. University of Montana.
  • 2011. Merit Increase. University of Montana.
  • 2006-2008. Sawyier Predoctoral Fellowship. Illinois Institute of Technology.
  • 2005. DAAD Fellowship.
  • 2005. Fellowship Université Franco-Allemande.
  • 2004-2005. Graduate Fellowship. Bielefeld University.
  • 2004. Huguette Delavault Fellowship. Association des Femmes Françaises Diplomées de l’Université.
  • 2004. Conference Expenses Graduate Fellowship. 13th UK Meeting on the Foundations of Physics, York.
  • 2003. Travel Grant. Comité National de Philosophie et d’Histoire des Sciences, LMPS, Congress, Oviedo.
  • 2002-2005. Mobility Graduate Fellowship “co-tutelle de thèse”. European Union.
  • 2001-2002. Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellowship. Princeton University.

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