# [Tex/LaTex] Footnotes within \paragraph

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I am writing my first university paper in Latex and I am getting compile errors when trying to use \footnote{} within the \paragraph{} command.

My document looks roughly like:

\begin{document}

\paragraph{This is confirmed by Aristotle ~\footnote{Aris. Pol. 8.12.3}.}

\end{document}


However, I get the error message:

tex/config/pdftex.map}]
! Argument of \@sect has an extra }.
<inserted text>
\par
l.29    \paragraph
{The state of the evidence is highly fragmentary.  The two m...


This is the next paragraph.

The internet tells me that using footnotes is not possible within \paragraph{}, but I really like the formatting it gives (although \footnote{} works outside the paragraph environment. Is there a package I can use or a good workaround?

It is a bit odd to have a footnote in a section heading, but if you do, you need to supply a version without the footnote for the table of contents and page headings.

Here \paragraph is used directly to keep the example small but it is a 4th level heading so should only be used after \section, \subsection and \subsubsection.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}

\paragraph[This is confirmed by Aristotle]
{This is confirmed by Aristotle ~\footnote{Aris. Pol. 8.12.3}.}

\end{document}