What is extreme about Mises’s extreme apriorism?

@article{Scheall2017WhatIE,
  title={What is extreme about Mises’s extreme apriorism?},
  author={Scott Scheall},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={226 - 249}
}
  • Scott Scheall
  • Published 3 July 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Economic Methodology
There is something extreme about Ludwig von Mises’s methodological apriorism, namely, his epistemological justification of the a priori element(s) of economic theory. His critics have long recognized and attacked the extremeness of Mises’s epistemology of a priori knowledge. However, several of his defenders have neglected what is (and what has long been recognized by his critics to be) extreme about Mises’s apriorism. Thus, the argument is directed less against Mises than against those… 
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