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Scott Scheall

Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
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, as well as Project Director for the History of Economic Thought in the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. Scott has published extensively on topics related to the history and philosophy of the Austrian School of economics.

Education

Ph.D. Philosophy, Arizona State University 2012

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’s Unfinished Biography of Carl Menger” (Second author with Reinhard Schumacher)

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

“Epistemic Burdens and the Incentives of Surrogate Decision-makers” (Second author with Parker Crutchfield)

Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy– Published Online April 2019; Print Volume TBD

“Ignorance and the Incentive Structure confronting Policymakers”

Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization– Forthcoming 2019, Volume 7, Issue 1-2, pp. 40-52.

“On the Method Appropriate to Hayek Studies”

Œconomia - History / Methodology / Philosophy – 2019, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 29-35.

“Social and Scientific Disorder as Epistemic Phenomena, or The Consequences of Government Dietary Guidelines” (Lead author with William N. Butos and Thomas J. McQuade)

Journal of Institutional Economics – June 2019, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp. 431-447

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

History of Political Economy – December 2018, Volume 50, Number 4, pp. 649-678

“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

Invited Book Chapters:

“Complexity, Policymaking, and The Austrian Denial of Macroeconomics” 

Handbook of Macroeconomic Methodology, Bert Tieben, Victoria Chick, and Jesper Jespersen, Editors; Forthcoming, Routledge

“F.A. Hayek, 1899-1992”

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

Book Reviews:

“Review of Peter J. Boettke’s F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy, and Social Philosophy

History of Political Economy – Forthcoming, Issue TBD

“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 March 2019

“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, 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:

“Introduction to a Collection of Reviews and Commentaries on Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains” (with Andrew Farrant)

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology – 2019, Volume 37B 

“Introduction to a Symposium on Bruce Caldwell’s Beyond Positivismafter 35 Years”

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

“Introduction to Symposium on Austrian Economics in the Immediate Postwar Period”

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

Research Activity

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS:

Books:

The Curious Task of Economics: F.A. Hayek and the Epistemology of Politics

Routledge (under contract)

Papers:

“Contextualizing F.A. Hayek as Theoretical Psychologist and Naturalistic Epistemologist” 

“The Vacuity of Misesian Apriorism (or Why Misesian Apriorism Is Not the Method of the Austrian School of Economics)”

“Karl Menger, Einsteinian Relativity, and Logical Tolerance”

“Dialogues Concerning Natural Politics”

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
ISS 502Adv Seminar Integrated Soc Sci
ISS 518Science, Tech & Social Systems
ISS 592Research
ISS 593Applied Project
ISS 599Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
POS 485Political Economy
ISS 504Adv Integratd Theories Soc Sci
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
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
Honors / Awards

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS:

May 2019                    CISA Summer Research Award

Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

May 2018                    Service Impact Award

Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Faculty of Social Science

June 2017                   2017 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

June 2015                   Conference Travel and Fees

Institute for Humane Studies, Hayek Fund for Scholars, 

June 2015                   15th Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought

University of Richmond

June 2014                   Young Scholar Award

History of Economics Society

Summer 2014             Book Fellowship 

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

Summer 2014             Archivist Intern

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

June 2013                   National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on the History of Political Economy 

Duke University, Center for the History of Political Economy

June 2013                   14th Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought

University of Richmond

June 2012                   Summer Institute on the History of Economic Thought 

Duke University, Center for the History of Political Economy

May 2007                    Graduate Student Award 

Arizona State University, Department of Philosophy

March 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 – Present

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

Executive Committee Member: 2018 – 2019 

International Network for Economic Methodology

Member: 2013 – Present

American Economic Association

Member: 2011 – Present

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 2019 – Present                           Member

Personnel Committee for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University

June 2018 – May 2019                       Member

Executive Committee, History of Economics Society

January 2018                                      Member

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

August 2017 – Present                       Chairperson

New Initiatives Fund Committee, History of Economics Society

March 2017                                         Member

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

August 2016 – July 2018                    Member

Curriculum Committee, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University

August 2016 – July 2018                    Co-Chairperson

Personnel Committee for Non-Tenure-Eligible Faculty, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University

August 2016 – Present                       Member

Hiring Committee, Faculty of Social Science, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University

June 2015 – April 2016                      Member 

Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize, Selection Committee, History of Economics Society