Critical Thinking Articles and Resources

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King

Major Websites and Resources

Welcome to the Critical Thinking Community.

The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking

Resources for Independent Thinking

Website –

Facebook page  –!/pages/Resources-for-Independent-Thinking/141830205846489

Dan Kurland’s  “Reading and Writing Ideas As Well As Words”

Critical reading, writing and thinking skills.

Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena


Major works, books, overviews

Critical Thinking by Robin Wood

– This is an excellent article that summarizes the topic of critical thinking very well.

A History of Freedom of Thought

by J. B. BURY

(Full length book)

– This is a full length book 88 pages.  Written in 1913 by one of the top historians of the time.

Critical Thinking: Where to Begin 



Critical Thinking in Everyday Life: 9 Strategies

The Critical Mind is A Questioning Mind

Learning How to Ask Powerful, Probing Questions

Valuable Intellectual Traits

The Elements of Reasoning and Intellectual Standards

The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Learning

The Role of Socratic Questioning in Thinking, Teaching, & Learning

 The Socratic Method by Ken Samples

Socratic Questions

The Six Types of Socratic Questions

Socratic Questioning Techniques

The Socratic Questioning Method

Effective Questioning Techniques

Three Categories of Questions: Crucial Distinctions

Who Is Closed Minded, the Skeptic or the Believer?

Questioning Authority: A Rethinking of the Infamous Milgram Experiments

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