To Quote or not to Quote: Citation Strategies in the Encyclopédie

  title={To Quote or not to Quote: Citation Strategies in the Encyclop{\'e}die},
  author={Dan Edelstein and Robert Morrissey and Glenn Roe},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={213 - 236}
Ever since the first volume of the Encyclopédie was published in 1751, critics have complained about its liberal borrowings from other sources. This article explores some of the reasons why not citing other sources may have been an important publishing and philosophical strategy. Using a data-mining program that automatically flags likely matches between texts, we were able to identify thousands of citations and to discover clear citational patterns. Taking into account the complicated system… 

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