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    I'm in the process of writing my first summative essay for philosophy, and I'm a little confused re how to reference.

    I'm going to outline a few different arguments, but I'm not sure how to go about referencing them - for example, do I outline the entire argument, and then insert a footnote? Or do I insert a footnote after each individual idea within the argument?

    e.g.

    Descartes says X and Descartes says Y, and then Descartes says Z.1

    or

    Descartes says X1 and Descartes says Y,2 and then Descartes says Z.3

    Obviously, each of the above would span roughly a paragraph or two rather than a single sentence, and the arguments covered are likely to be several pages in length.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by la95)
    I'm in the process of writing my first summative essay for philosophy, and I'm a little confused re how to reference.

    I'm going to outline a few different arguments, but I'm not sure how to go about referencing them - for example, do I outline the entire argument, and then insert a footnote? Or do I insert a footnote after each individual idea within the argument?

    e.g.

    Descartes says X and Descartes says Y, and then Descartes says Z.1

    or

    Descartes says X1 and Descartes says Y,2 and then Descartes says Z.3

    Obviously, each of the above would span roughly a paragraph or two rather than a single sentence, and the arguments covered are likely to be several pages in length.

    Thanks.
    Is it the same source you're referencing?
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    Is it the same source you're referencing?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by la95)
    Yes.
    Then you should only reference it once. In terms of in-text citations use a 1 the first time you mention something from that reference and then use a 1 again whenever it isn't clear which reference you're using.
 
 
 
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