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takes place July 23 - 28, 2023.

takes place October 13 - 15, 2023.

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.

Critical Thinking Podcast

Only in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online!

Join Drs. Linda Elder and Gerald Nosich, international authorities on critical thinking, as they break new ground in the podcast Critical Thinking: Going Deeper.

The Set of 23 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.)

Free Public Webinar Q&A on Defense Mechanisms

Join Dr. Linda Elder for this public webinar on "Defense Mechanisms as Barriers to Critical Thinking."

October 13th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EDT (5:00 p.m. Pacific)


Contribute to the Growing Critical Thinking Movement

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no grant funding or major benefactors, we need your help to keep the organization alive!

We invite you to contribute to the global critical thinking movement - any amount helps!


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)

OUR MISSION

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.