- On the Shoulders of Giants: A Shandean
- Robert K. Merton, foreward by Umberto Eco, afterward by Denis Donoghue.
xxv+320pp, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1993
(first edition 1965) ISBN 0-226-52086-2.
A comprehensive study of the image of seeing further by standing on
the shoulders of giants, from the twelfth to twentieth centuries.
This image was used Newton in a letter to
Robert Hooke in 1675.
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