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.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we run on limited funding. We need help from you to keep our organization alive! Help us conclude our Spring Fund Drive successfully with a charitable contribution in support of substantive critical thinking and the advancement of fairminded rational societies.
Join us at Sonoma State University in California’s Wine Country for the longest-running critical-thinking conference on earth, hosted by the world’s longest-established think tank dedicated to critical thinking.
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 extraordinary 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.