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With a bare minimum of staff and resources, The Foundation for Critical Thinking needs volunteer help as it serves countless students and faculty at universities, school districts, trade schools, and private and military academies around the world, as well as businesses, government departments, 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 into summer. 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!

A few dollars from each person reading this would end fundraising for at least a year. We hope you'll join those who have contributed and add your voice to the critical thinking movement.

We thank everyone who attended the conference and helped contribute to the learning experience! 2018's events will be announced soon...

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 books, Thinker's Guides, videos, and other materials embody the many important breakthroughs that resulted from these years of intellectual industry.

Critical thinking is foundational to the effective teaching of any subject. When we think through any matter, we can do so only by our capacity to reason and make sense of things. Therefore, we can think through a subject well only when we reason effectively through the logic, problems, and issues within its discipline. We provide on-site as well as online professional development, helping instructors bring critical thinking into the heart of their teaching, and administrators bring it into the core of curricula.

We have semester-long courses for educators, students, business professionals, military and government personnel, and those from any other walk of life.

Learn the framework for critical thinking that is now used in colleges and universities around the world, and in US military intelligence analysis.

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.