Monthly Webinar Q&A Sessions in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online! Read More Here

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Join Dr. Linda Elder for this Critical Thinking Q&A, where all questions related to elements or applications of critical thinking, as well as to the emerging field of critical thinking studies, are welcome.

Open to all on June 15th, 2023.

The 43rd Annual international Conference on Critical Thinking

Join us for the world's longest-running conference on critical thinking!

takes place July 23 - 28, 2023 and is entirely online.

The 2023 Critical Thinking Academy

Join Drs. Linda Elder, Gerald Nosich, & Brian Barnes at the first in-person critical thinking event since 2019!

The 2023 Critical Thinking Academ
takes place October 13 - 15, 2023 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The Set of Twenty-Three Thinker's Guides Is Back!

Rowman & Littlefield, co-publisher and exclusive distributor of the Thinker’s Guide Library, has released the Thinker's Guide Library Special Bundle! You can now own all 23 Thinker's Guides for half the cost of buying them individually! (Click below for ordering information.)

Custom Online Intensive Workshops & Short Courses for Your Institution or Business

The Foundation for Critical Thinking offers customized webinars and six-week online training programs on critical thinking in a multitude of topics, enabling us to custom-design a learning experience for your institution based on your needs and goals.

Online Critical Thinking Accredited Courses

Fall 2023 Registration Open Now! Study under the guidance of a first-generation Paulian Scholar from the comfort of your home or office! Credits and CEU's are available through Sonoma State University. Work on your own time with weekly feedback!

I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth . . . with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order . . . being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture.

~ Francis Bacon (1605)


For more than 40 years, our goal has been to promote
essential change in education and society by cultivating
fairminded critical thinking — thinking which
embodies intellectual empathy, intellectual humility,
intellectual perseverance, intellectual integrity, and
intellectual responsibility.