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Discoveries: A discovery is the act of finding or learning something for the first time. It can be something new and unknown, or it can be something that was previously known but has been forgotten or lost. In contrast to this, an Invention is the act of creating something new for the first time. See also Science, Progress Knowledge, Learning, Method, Creativity.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Hennig Genz on Discoveries - Dictionary of Arguments

II 11
Discovery/Genz: an invented theory that proves itself becomes a discovery.
II 183
Invention/discovery/Genz: question: whether the theorems of mathematics are inventions (constructivism) or discoveries (platonic):
Genz: it is not clear to anyone what verifiable statements could serve to distinguish these two opinions. That is what makes the argument so attractive.
, >Constructivism, >Platonism, >Mathematics.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002

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