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Scott Scheall

Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography

Scott Scheall is Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Social Science in ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. He received his PhD in philosophy from ASU in 2012. He is a former Research Fellow with Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy and a former Postdoctoral Fellow with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at George Mason University. Scott is co-editor of Research in the History of Economy Thought and Methodology and co-host of Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast.

Research Interests

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

History and Philosophy of Social Science

Philosophy of Science / Science, Technology, and Society

Social and Political Philosophy

 

AREAS OF COMPETENCE:

Epistemology

History of Philosophy (Modern and 20th-Century Analytic)

Metaphysics

Value Theory

 

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles:

“Karl Menger as Son of Carl Menger” (Lead author with Reinhard Schumacher) 

History of Political Economy – Forthcoming, Issue TBD

“What is Extreme about Mises’ Extreme Apriorism?”

Journal of Economic Methodology – 2017, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp. 226-249 

“A Brief Note Concerning Hayek’s Non-Standard Conception of Knowledge”

Review of Austrian Economics – 2016, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 205-210

“A Hayekian Explanation of Hayek’s ‘Epistemic Turn’”

Economic Thought – 2015, Volume 4, No 2, pp. 32-47  

“Slaves of the Defunct: The Epistemic Intractability of the Hayek-Keynes Debate”

Journal of Economic Methodology – 2015, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp. 215-234

“Lesser Degrees of Explanation: Further Implications of F.A. Hayek’s Methodology of Sciences of Complex Phenomena”

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics – Spring 2015, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 42-60

“Hayek’s Epistemic Theory of Industrial Fluctuations”

History of Economic Ideas – 2015, Volume XXIII, Issue 1, pp. 101-122

“Hayek the Apriorist?”

Journal of the History of Economic Thought – March 2015, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp. 87-110 

“Later Wittgenstein and the Problem of Easy Knowledge”

Philosophical Investigations – July 2011, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp. 268-286

 

Book Chapters:

“F.A. Hayek, 1899-1992: Political Economist and Philosopher of Civilization”

Great Economic Thinkers, Jonathan Conlin, editor; forthcoming 2018, Reaktion Books (UK) / University of Chicago Press (U.S.)

 

Book Reviews:

“Review of The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 14: The Sensory Order and Other Writings on the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology” 

Journal of the History of Economic Thought – Forthcoming, Issue TBD

“Review of Thomas C. Leonard’s Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2017, Volume 35B, Forthcoming, pp. 375-381

“Review of Alexander Linsbichler’s Was Ludwig von Mises a Conventionalist? A New Analysis of the Epistemology of the Austrian School of Economics” 

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics – Autumn 2017, Volume 10, Number 2, pp. 110-115

“Review of James A. Harris’ Hume: An Intellectual Biography

Review of Political Economy – 2017, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 480-484

“Review of Hayek and Behavioral Economics

Journal of the History of Economic Thought – June 2015, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp. 334-337

 

Editorial Introductions:

Editorial Introduction to Symposium on “The MacLean Controversy” (with Andrew Farrant)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2019, Volume TBD

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2018, Volume 37A (Forthcoming January 2019)

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2018, Volume 36C (Forthcoming December 2018)

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2018, Volume 36B (Forthcoming October 2018)

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2018, Volume 36A

Editorial Introduction to Symposium on “Bruce Caldwell’s Beyond Positivism after 35 Years”

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2018, Volume 36A 

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2017, Volume 35B

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2017, Volume 35A 

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2016, Volume 34B

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2016, Volume 34A

Introduction to Symposium on “The Postwar Austrian Diaspora – A Symposium on Austrian Economics in the Wake of World War II”

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2016, Volume 34A 

Volume Introduction (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2015, Volume 33

Research Activity

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS:

 

Books:

F.A. Hayek, Economics, and the Epistemology of Politics

Routledge (under contract)

 

Papers:

“Social Disorder as Epistemic Phenomena: The Political Economy and Epistemology of Government Dietary Guidelines” (Lead author with William N. Butos and Thomas J. McQuade)

“A Brief Note concerning Ignorance and the Incentive Structure confronting Policymakers”

“On the Method Appropriate to Hayek Studies”

“Three Criteria of an Epistemically Feasible Political Philosophy”

“Dialogues Concerning Natural Politics”

“Karl Menger’s Peculiar Place in the Vienna Circle of Logical Positivism”

“Karl Menger’s Peculiar Place in the Austrian School of Economics”

“The Life of Carl Menger: New Insights into the Biography of the Father of Austrian Economics” (Second author with Reinhard Schumacher)

“What Did Mathematics Do to Economic Explanation? Incommensurability in the Böhm-Bawerk/Fisher Controversy Over Simultaneous Equations” (Second author with Avi J. Cohen)

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
ISS 502Adv Seminar Integrated Soc Sci
ISS 518Science, Tech & Social Systems
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
STS 331Ethical Issues in Sci and Tech
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
POS 346Problems of Democracy
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 302Philosophy of Science & Tech
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
STS 305Science and Social Theory
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 302Philosophy of Science & Tech
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
STS 305Science and Social Theory
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 311Philosophy and Literature
PHI 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 103Principles of Sound Reasoning
PHI 120Intro to Medical and Bioethics
STS 302Philosophy of Science & Tech
STS 305Science and Social Theory
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
STS 301Research in Sci & Tech Studies
STS 302Philosophy of Science & Tech
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 301Research in Sci & Tech Studies
STS 306Social Effects of Science Tech
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 302Philosophy of Science & Tech
STS 305Science and Social Theory
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 301Research in Sci & Tech Studies
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 301Research in Sci & Tech Studies
STS 305Science and Social Theory
STS 306Social Effects of Science Tech
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 301Research in Sci & Tech Studies
STS 302Philosophy of Science & Tech
STS 305Science and Social Theory
Honors / Awards

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS:

2017 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2015 Institute for Humane Studies, Hayek Fund for Scholars, Conference Travel and Fees

2015 15th Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

2014 Young Scholar Award, History of Economics Society

2014 Book Fellowship, George Mason University, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center 

2014 Archivist Intern, Duke University, Center for the History of Political Economy, David M. Rubinstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Karl Menger Papers Collection

2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on the History of Political Economy, Duke University, Center for the History of Political Economy

2013 14th Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

2012 Summer Institute on the History of Economic Thought, Duke University, Center for the History of Political Economy

2007 Graduate Student Award, Arizona State University, Department of Philosophy

2007 Best Graduate Student Paper (“Anti-Compositionism: Nihilism, Gunk, and Temporal Parts”), University of Utah, Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

Editorships

2014 - Present: Co-editor, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 

Professional Associations

Heterodox Academy

Member: 2017 – Present

NOUS: Netzwerk für Ordnungsökonomik und Sozialphilosophie (Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy)

Member: 2017 – Present

The International Adam Smith Society

Member: 2017 – Present

The Hume Society

Member: 2017 – Present

Southern Economic Association

Member: 2015 – Present

American Political Science Association

Member: 2014 – 2016

Society for the Development of Austrian Economics

Member: 2014 – Present

European Society for the History of Economic Thought

Member: 2014 – Present

History of Economics Society

Member: 2013 – Present

International Network for Economic Methodology

Member: 2013 – Present

American Economic Association

Member: 2011 – Present

Royal Economic Society

Member: 2010 – 2016

Philosophy of Science Association

Member: 2008 – Present

American Philosophical Association

Member: 2006 – Present

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

January 2017 – Present: Director of Graduate Studies, Integrative Social Sciences M.S. Program, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Work History

OTHER ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE:

June 2008 – July 2010: Undergraduate Student Advisor, Arizona State University, Department of Philosophy, Tempe, AZ

January 2003 – September 2005: University Endowment Administrator, Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, AZ

Service

PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC SERVICE:

May 2018 – Present: History of Economics Society, Executive Committee Member

February 2018 – Present: CISA Social Science Funding, Marketing, and Recruiting (FMR) Working Group, Chairperson, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Science and Arts, Faculty of Social Science

January 2018: Student Grievance Committee (ad hoc), Member, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

November 2017 – Present: Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast, Co-host (with Gerardo Serra and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak)

August 2017 – Present: History of Economics Society, New Initiatives Fund Committee, Member

May 2017: Promotion Workshop for Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty, Workshop Designer and Presenter, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

March 2017: Student Grievance Committee (ad hoc), Member, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

February 2017 – Present: Sexual Assault Prevention Faculty Advisory Council, Member, Arizona State University 

January 2017 – Present: Director of Graduate Studies, Integrative Social Science M.S. Program, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Faculty of Social Science

August 2016 – Present: Curriculum Committee, Member, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

August 2016 – August 2018: Personnel Committee for Non-Tenure-Eligible Faculty, Member and Co-chair, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

August 2016 – Present: Search Committee, Member, Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Faculty of Social Science

June 2015 – April 2016: History of Economics Society, Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize, Selection Committee Member

March 2014 – Present: Co-editor (with Luca Fiorito and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak), Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology

August 2011 – May 2013: Curriculum Committee, Member, Arizona State University, College of Letters and Sciences

August 2008 – May 2012: Philosophy Ph.D. Program, Philosophy Faculty Committee Liaison, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies                                          

June 2008 – July 2010: Arizona State Undergraduate Philosophy Club Faculty Advisor, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies