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SERNA RAMIREZ, Edgar. Discovery, innovation and objectivity: Schopenhauer and his impact on the epistemology. Sig. Fil [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.38, pp.62-89. ISSN 1665-1324.

Little research has been done on Schopenhauer’s influence on twentieth-century philosophy of science. This article defends the thesis that Schopenhauer’s epistemology historically promoted the idea that at least one of the objectives of epistemic research is the tenacious and creative exploration of heuristic potential of a theoretical system (Popper), a disciplinary matrix (Kuhn) and a scientific research program (Lakatos). I further state that his theory of science leads to ambiguity about the meaning of concepts such as objective discovery and epistemic innovation.

Keywords : innovation; discovery; objectivity; epistemic change; science.

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