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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.


12th Sep RT @ACBedu: Just a little Friday reminder that you can get 30% off our education books all month! http://t.co/jjzZ9mYpL5 http://t.co/HlF5Pd…
12th Sep RT @ACBedu: "This...would be a welcome addition to the library of any primary school teacher." Great review for @the_if_man! http://t.co/Pk…
12th Sep 'A Philosophers Guide to Developing Your Childs Thinking' @KeystoneWS with @the_if_man on Wed 15th Oct, St Albans: http://t.co/l1F6me87D8
12th Sep Book review @the_if_man Once Upon an If http://t.co/iOcBHmQPEq "TPF has a track record of producing a kind of book that's in short supply"
9th Sep RT @BigmacTheKing: @philosophyfound @the_if_man great to be a part of the philosophical revolution that will sweep Irish schools
9th Sep Thanks for the reviews @BigmacTheKing of @the_if_man's The If Machine & The If Odyssey: http://t.co/MYMPS5UK4Q
9th Sep RT @SAPERE_P4C: New book: Philosophy and Childhood, Critical Perspectives and Affirmative Practices by Walter Kohan... http://t.co/BslEzl5e…
9th Sep RT @ALevelPhilos: Book now for A Level Philosophy teacher INSET and student conferences: http://t.co/cX17pQVjV1 http://t.co/cE6xq3OZFh
9th Sep RT @rapclassroom: 'Critical philosophy of race: here and now'. Conference review in Radical Philosophy http://t.co/heoLaUFUPm via @harpalsi
9th Sep Podcast now available to download, young people discussing 'what is good?' w/ Michael Lacewing from @HeythropCollege https://t.co/OC9eXNK64L

The If Machine

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Want to do philosophy with children or adults? Buy all our books here for a discounted rate. The Philosophy Foundation Shop