Andrew Payne, Ph.D.

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

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


University of Notre Dame


The Teleology of Action in Plato's Republic (Oxford University Press, 2017).

"Socrates the Same-Sayer," Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 19, 2016, 58-69.

“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. 


The focus of my research is the interaction between knowledge, belief and action in Plato and Aristotle. I am investigating the way in which Socrates forms and maintains his beliefs through active inquiry in the dialogues of Plato. I am also interested in the concept of dialectic in Plato's Republic and Aristotle's reception of this understanding of dialectic.