Kursach by Hobbes: How To Defeat Leviathan?
Fear and liberty are consistent.
Have you ever encountered Kursach ("term paper", from Russian "kursovaya rabota")?..
Probably, if you visited this page, you know what this monster is not by hearsay. Surely, the one whose name cannot be called has repeatedly evoked the whole spectrum of emotions in you, starting with anticipation, ending with indignation, depression and self-hatred. Why so?
In the search for allegories for Kursach, Leviathan was one of the first to come to mind. Yes, the very Leviathan of T. Hobbes. Why, - you ask. It is not difficult to guess: like the omnipotent Leviathan, Kursach has absolute power over us throughout the course. Moreover, Kursach encompasses not just power; Kursach is power created and agreed by us in order to govern ourselves. That is exactly what T. Hobbes wrote at the time, creating an image of Leviathan on paper.
Like the Hobbes monster, Kursach is able at one time to help us grow as researchers, in another, he is able to destroy in us any desire to engage in a chosen field. However, at a certain stage, any of them begin to guess that it is not so simple and the will of the Leviathan is not determined solely by a matter of chance or luck, there are definitely some kind of external strict laws by which our relations develop with this student Leviathan.
Turning to the treatise of T. Hobbes in an effort to find the answer to the question of concern to any student, “How to defeat this terrible Leviathan?”, We find that back in the 17th century, a well-known political philosopher laid the foundations for a correct attitude to the monster and described how to proceed, so that communication with Leviathan (read: Kursаch) develops successfully and brings only joy and satisfaction.
So let's get back to the thoughts of the great in finding those very immortal life hacks for any student. So how to defeat Leviathan?
Top-5 tips for students from T. Hobbes
Give Kursach and your chosen field of study more time
Indeed, T. Hobbes wrote: "... For prudence is but experience, which equal time equally bestows on all men in those things they equally apply themselves unto".
It turns out that the speed of reaching prudence, which is sometimes not enough to write Kursach, is directly proportional to the time spent: read more, study the chosen topic more and any problem will seem incredibly easy to you!
Strictly follow the deadlines! Always follow the intended plan exactly, it is the key to success in everything.
T. Hobbes even wrote about this in his writings - he called the “natural law” that everyone should “perform their covenants made; without which covenants are in vain, and but empty words”. If you take on something, always go to the goal to the end.
Listen to the scientist and coordinate with him all your actions.
On this occasion, T. Hobbes expressed the thesis that “For being distracted in opinions concerning the best use and application of their strength, they [cooperating people] do not help, but hinder one another, and reduce their strength by mutual opposition to nothing”. Listen to Hobbes and never allow an open conflict with a scientist!
Remember that the commission, like a real sovereign, has the right of
«the power of rewarding with riches or honour; and of punishing with corporal or pecuniary punishment, or with ignominy, every subject according to the law he hath formerly made». Therefore, always especially carefully study the "rules of the game" and the requirements for your Kursach. So you never lose!
And the last.
Never, under any circumstances, resort to using the services of writers: you can order Kursach, but not get it right before the deadline!
Secondary representation besides the sovereign is dangerous, - T. Hobbes wrote: “where there is already erected a sovereign power, there can be no other representative”. By assigning responsibility for Kursach to an outsider, you trust him with authority over the result obtained and over yourself. Do you need this addiction and reliance on luck?
And keep in mind, as the classic philosopher wrote, the supreme power is not as harmful as its absence, we have something to love Kursach for.
Good luck on defense!
Text by Ilona Andrabi
All quotes presented in the article are taken from T. Hobbes's treatise «Leviathan: or The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil»