Welcome to my website!

I teach philosophy at Texas State University, San Marcos and American Public University System.

I've written about empiricism, the ideas of Carnap and Quine, ontology, moral status, and my ethical concerns about social media.

I'm also very interested in improving students' critical thinking skills, particularly through argument mapping. My hope is that if such improvements are big and widespread enough, they could help with pressing problems.

I post my writing here.

​Get in touch with me: jonathansurovell[at]gmail[dot]com.