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PERMISSION TO USE OUR WORK

If you would like permission to use our work, please complete the form below and submit it to us at cct@criticalthinking.org.

The purpose of the Foundation for Critical Thinking is to advance fairminded critical thinking in human societies across the world and in every part of human life. We hope that our work is always used in keeping with this philosophy.  

Because we understand that critical thinking must be conceptualized deeply if it is to be transformative, we recommend that more, rather than fewer, materials on critical thinking be used in teaching and learning. Therefore, for instance, rather than requesting to use one or two pages from one of our thinkers guides, we suggest that you encourage students to purchase our (modestly priced) guides for use in their classes and their lives. 

We are also concerned that our work not be taken out of context and (perhaps inadvertently) misapplied. Again, we are fundamentally concerned with advancing a fairminded conception of critical thinking - strong sense critical thinking, rather than weak sense critical thinking (a phenomenon already too common in human life). In other words, we do not support our work being used to foster critical thinking without concern for the rights and needs of all people and other sentient creatures across the globe.

If you would like to modify our work in any way, please submit attachments that precisely show these modifications. In general we suggest that our theoretical work be used as is, rather than be reworded or reworked. We of course invite high quality contextualizations of critical thinking in all domains.

For printed works, please submit all pages connected to our work that you would like to use. This includes images from our books and guides.

 

Should our copyrighted material be used to aid any form of academic research, permission approval is contingent upon the Foundation receiving a copy of the final research findings, as well as links to any articles arising out of the research. The FCT reserves the right to post research findings on its website, in relevant FCT publications, etc., and to use the findings in any way it so chooses.

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  • Permissions form 2016