Christopher Anderson is, succinctly, a gem of the core. He's a grad student, but his teaching style surpasses many of the professors here. He is excellent at leading discussions - he never feeds his opinions and makes everyone think, but still guides us to the topics (if not necessarily the answers) he had in mind. He's passionate about the books we read (especially Hobbes), which transfers to the class. I remember there was one day that we get so caught up in a topic that we spent the entire two-hour period discussing seven pages of Aristotle, and it was fantastic. The class atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable, and safe for expression of opinions and disagreements. What he lacks in experience and decades of expertise in the texts he more than makes up for in teaching style and classroom discussion. HIGHLY recommended.