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The Foundation for Critical Thinking's books are used by countless students and faculty at universities, school districts, trade schools, and private and military academies globally, as well as businesses, government, and individuals from all walks of life.

Our 2017 Spring Fund Drive reached only 9% of our $100,000 goal, requiring us to continue the drive. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no grant funding or major benefactors, we need help from you to keep our organization alive!

Propose a Concurrent Session or Roundtable Discussion for the 38th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking, taking place July 16 - 20, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel in California Wine Country.

Professional Development

We provide on-site as well as online professional development, helping educators bring critical thinking into the heart of their teaching, and administrators instill it in the core of curricula. We also serve businesses, military, and government.

Semester begins January 23, 2018.

Study under the guidance of a first-generation Paulian Scholar from the comfort of your home or office. Philosophy units and Nursing CEU's are available, but not required.

The Paulian framework for critical thinking has been developed and discussed through decades of scholarship by the world's foremost experts on substantive, explicit, ethical rationality. Our guides encapsulate this framework and many of its applications.

The Thinker's Series Books

The Thinker's Guide Library

Set of 22 Guides.

Only $199.95

Also available individually.
Millions in circulation worldwide!


Critical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture.

~ Francis Bacon (1605)

OUR MISSION

The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking aim
to improve education in colleges, universities and primary
through secondary schools. Read more.