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Welcome to The Philosophy Foundation website

The Philosophy Foundation

An award winning educational charity raising aspirations and attainment through doing philosophical enquiry in the classroom. We also work in the community and business as part of our life-long learning initiative.

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Our Mission

The Philosophy Foundation is a unique educational charity whose aim is to bring philosophy to schools and the wider community. Through doing philosophy in the classroom our primary concern is to improve educational opportunities for the disadvantaged, and to enable every child to flourish. Philosophical enquiry develops speaking and listening skills vital for literacy and emotional development, helps children who find it difficult to access other classes, and encourages critical and creative thinking essential in the 21st Century. 

One of our core purposes is to encourage, support and sponsor non-privileged children into studying philosophy at University.


27th Jul RT @marvre14: @philosophyfound Art&Philosophy in an exhibition Read more: http://t.co/BufLyOX6fs
25th Jul RT @CrownHousePub: The @philosophyfound book series launch looked fantastic - if you missed it, here is a summary: http://t.co/3vgWbQ4XWp
25th Jul 2 conferences, 2 themes, 2 countries, 1 week, 1 topic, CFP on philosophy for children do the double!: ICPIC & PLATO: http://t.co/Sa9gI8u1fN
25th Jul Philosophy Foundation Book Launch http://t.co/9BMxERMuH6 read about our evening and the questions we were thinking about @CrownHousePub
24th Jul RT @davidpapineau: Professionalism has spoiled sport. What a load of tosh. My new blog post exposes the hypocrisy of 'amateurism'. http://t…
24th Jul RT @sophiasbigideas: For the sake of your kids, please argue with them! http://t.co/8xxmD1Jq5P #P4C #learning #21stCenturySkills @HuffPost
23rd Jul Couple of places left on gold rated @GoodCPDGuide training course in September to become a philosophy teacher w/us: http://t.co/cLJlpFPJ6u
22nd Jul We have a bus ad (Year of the Bus!) Spot it photo it & win a copy of The Numberverse. Routes found here soon. #TPFBus http://t.co/kXJphtBSly

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