Founded in 1983, the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) is a non-profit scholarly association which aims to promote research into, teaching of, and testing of informal logic and critical thinking.

It sponsors programs in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Eastern, Pacific and Central divisions of the American Philosophical Association, and has in the past sponsored programs in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association.

Shiyang Yu and Frank Zenker win 2021 AILACT Essay Prize, with “Identifying linked and convergent argument structures: a problem unsolved”

José Gascón wins 2020 AILACT Essay Prize, with “Argumentative bullshit

Jacob Justice wins 2019 AILACT Essay Prize, with “Fantastic Visual Argument and the Food and Drug Administration’s The Real Cost Campaign

Studies in Critical Thinking, edited by J. Anthony Blair, has just been published

Twenty-One Strategies and Tactics for Teaching Critical Thinking by Robert H. Ennis

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