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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.


26th Jan RT @the_if_man: Got some cracking stories for telling on @philosophyfound's storytelling course next wkend (31st/1st) kicking off #National
26th Jan Join us on our storytelling for thinking course at the beginning of #NationalStorytellingWeek: https://t.co/EXLgSjFV1W
26th Jan 1 space remaining on our storytelling for thinking course this weekend. Confidence in storytelling *almost* guaranteed...fun def included.
26th Jan RT @GlasgowCSPE: Who said round squares were impossible!!! https://t.co/rBqf1pFJjH http://t.co/MlCx9q0MqC
25th Jan RT @LSEpublicevents: #LSElitfest excited to host Anne Fine with @the_if_man @rosiecoaching & @LucBovens on philosophy for a young audience …
25th Jan RT @CrownHousePub: Not long left - for #Bett2015 we are offering not one but FOUR brilliant books in our #crownforapound! http://t.co/aVKSv…
23rd Jan RT @Philosophy_RR: Dreams by Philosophy Foundation http://t.co/HSVrnxBr7A
23rd Jan RT @taimur_org: The Philosophers Daily is out! http://t.co/UtVWiF0J5j Stories via @keithfrankish @philosophynws @philosophyfound
23rd Jan @andewilkins @mattpearson this can be easily falsified: @HistPhilosophy @mmmccabe1 @philosophybites Nagel, Feynmann to name a few ;-)
23rd Jan An evening of philosophy ponderings & fun Feb 25th: @LSEpublicevents: http://t.co/oJxYcDMrmz & then @CharlieDupre http://t.co/n0FqpEAkVa

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