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The Foundation for Critical Thinking has partnered with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers as co-publisher, and exclusive distributor, of the Thinker’s Guide Library. As we make this exciting transition, we are holding a sale on many of our critical thinking materials until June 1 or while supplies last.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no grant funding or major benefactors, we need help to keep our organization alive! We invite you to contribute to the global critical thinking movement; all donations go toward funding important projects, including the provision of learning resources to prisoners.

For the first time, the world's longest-running critical thinking conference will be held in Europe! The 39th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking takes place June 4 - 7, 2019 at the world-renowned KU Leuven in Flanders, Belgium! Limited scholarships are available.

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.

Fall 2019 Registration is Open Now!

Study under the guidance of a first-generation Paulian Scholar from the comfort of your home or office! Philosophy credits and Nursing CEU's are available.

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 $259.95

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)


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