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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.


NEWS: Congratulations to José Alhambra Delgado, who has been awarded the 2022 AILACT Essay Prize, for his paper titled “A Particularist Theory of Argumentation by Analogy”.

Honourable mentions: Alan Liao Yanlin, “The Distinctiveness Problem of Analogical Argument” and Cassie Finley, “Virtue Argumentation, Virtue Dialogue, & Aristotle”.


AILACT is pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of Studies in Critical Thinking, edited by J. Anthony Blair. Click the title for more details.


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