This man is an idiot. He was a mechanical engineer in Turkey and then decided to get his MA in medieval political thought. Don't bother asking him any serious question because he'll say "the thing about philosophy is that some questions don't have a correct answer" - translation: "I have no idea". If you go to office hours and ask for help on the format of the paper that's supposed to be a convo between 3 philosophers, he'll draw you a diagram of a baseball diamond or some triangular hour-glass looking thing. get an A- on a paper and ask what you should do next time to get an A, and he says there's nothing wrong w/ the paper, in fact its so good that he has to ask you if you had help on it. (yeah, i'm little bitter :). THere's no point to reading because the discussions are completely random. Half the time there will be dead silence for a good 25 minutes as he flips through the text trying to find something to say, and then gives up and let you go early, which i guess is the only plus of the class.