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Call for Proposals       

Join our World Conference...

We now seek concurrent sessions proposals for the 34th International Conference which advance a substantive conception of fairminded critical thinking in instruction and in any domain of human life.


Deadline for submission is  April 1, 2014. 

Does the Common Core Advance  a Rigorous Conception of Critical Thinking?


Ralph Nader

Join the lecture and conversation as a conference delegate. First 400 registrants will be seated in live auditorium. 

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Elizabeth Loftus

Last year's Bertrand Russell Scholar at the     33rd International Conference July 23rd, 2013 .

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he critical habit of thought, if usual in society, will pervade all its mores, because it is a way of taking up the problems of life. Men educated in it cannot be stampeded by stump orators...they are slow to believe. They can hold things as possible or probable in all... Read more
~ William Graham Sumner, Folkways, 1906

ritical 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)