Soazig  Le Bihan

Contact Information

  • Soazig Le Bihan
  • LA 153
  • Philosophy
  • 32 Campus Dr
    Missoula, MT 59812
  • Phone: (406) 243 6233
  • Email:
  • Office Hours:
    • Summer Office Hours: Mondays, 1:30-5PM -- Please schedule an appointment on Starfish. 
    • Please feel free to contact me if you need an appointment outside of office hours. 
  • URL: personal website


  • Ph.D. Philosophy: University of Nancy and Bielefeld University
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure Alumna
  • B.S. Fundamental Physics: University of Paris VI, Jussieu.
  • DEA, Philosophy, Université Sorbonne -- Paris IV
  • Maitrise, Philosophy, Université Nanterre -- Paris X 
  • B.A. Philosophy, Université Sorbonne -- Paris I 

Courses Taught

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

PHL 262Y Modern Philosophy

PHL 317E Law and Morality

PHL 318 Applied Logic (LSAT Preparation Course)

PHL 507 Philosophical Foundations of Ecology 

PHL502 Philosophy of Law

HONR 391 Pre-Law Seminar 



Field of Study

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

Selected Publications

  • (under review) Understanding Theoretical Ecological Models 
  • (under review) "No Quantum Threat to Special Relativity" 
  • (forthcoming) Elgin on Understanding: Non-factivity v. Epistemic Access 
  • (2017) "Epistemically Detrimental Dissent: Contingent Enabling Factors vs Stable Different Makers." Philosophy of Science (with Iheanyi Amadi) 
  • (2017) "Enlightening Falsehood: A modal view of scientific understanding." In Explaining Understanding: Perspectives From Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, ed. by Grimm, Stephen R., Christoph Baumberger, and Sabine Ammon, Routledge. 
  • (2014), “How Understanding Matters – Or not”. in Probing the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics: Physical, Philosophical, Mathematical, and Logical Perspectives, ed. by C. de Ronde, S. Aerts, D. Aerts, World Scientific. pp. 127-42
  • (2013) Précis de Philosophie de la Physique, Vuibert.
  • (2011) "Defending the Semantic View: What it Takes," European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2(3) (2011): 249-274.
  • (2009) "Fine's Ways to Fail to Secure Local Realism," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 40(2) (2009): 142-150.