Andrew Payne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Specialization: Ancient Philosophy
Office: Barbelin 259
Phone: 610-660-1546

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


University of Notre Dame


Selected Publications

“The Division of Goods and Praising Justice for Itself in Republic II,” Phronesis 56, no. 1, 2011, 58-78.

 “The Teleology of the Ascent in Plato’s Symposium”, Apeiron 41, no. 2, June 2008, 123-45. 

“Socrates and Emerson on the Tyranny of the Majority,” The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 10, edited by Pinar Canevi and Stephen Voss (Ankara: Philosophical Society of Turkey, 2007), 203-7.  

“A New Account of Thick Concepts,” The Journal of Value Inquiry, 39, no. 1, March 2005, 89-103. 

“Gracia and Aquinas on the Principle of Individuation,” The Thomist, 68, no. 4, October 2004, 545-75. 

“Character and the Forms of Friendship in Aristotle,” Apeiron 33, no. 1, March 2000, 235-53. 

“The Refutation of Agathon: Symposium 199c-201c,” Ancient Philosophy 19, No. 2, Fall 1999, 53-74. 


The focus of my research is ethics in Plato and Aristotle. I am investigating the way in which a human life is lived for the sake of a final end, the sort of final purpose which ancient philosophers called eudaimonia or happiness.