[Tex/LaTex] Footnotes within \paragraph


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:


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


However, I get the error message:

! Argument of \@sect has an extra }.
<inserted text> 
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?

Best Answer

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.


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

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