This page provides a collection of resources that can help you learn how to think more effectively. These resources can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to think more critically, analytically, and creatively. They also can help you to develop your ability to evaluate arguments, evidence, and explanations, and to recognize fallacies and biases that can cloud your judgment.
How to Think (Book) by Alan Jacobs is a contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume – but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.
“Habits of Mind”
Book review by Kelly Jane Torrance of National Review.
“The Art of Thinking Well”
Opinion piece by David Brooks of the New York Times.
“20 Thinking Quotes From ‘How To Think by Alan Jacobs”
Dora Weithers of LetterPile compiles quotes on the principles of thinking from Alan Jacobs’ book, How To Think.
“Learning the Art of Thinking”
Book review by Kathy Kuhl of Learn Differently.
“We need a survival guide for thinking because we’re bad at it”
CBC Radio speaks with Alan Jacobs on thinking in the age of social media.