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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.


16th Sep @ntfem we do philosophy with anyone! We did take philosophy to Westminster last year for World Philosophy Day: https://t.co/jplGiYkgRH
16th Sep #TPFBus in Wales - spot it, snap it and win a copy of @thenumberverse. Buses out of Bridgend & Blackwood http://t.co/Mq0C6m8836
16th Sep Does telling students to respect each other do more harm than good? http://t.co/5cPpwbrzGh by David Birch, author of 'Provocations'
15th Sep #edchat #ukedchat free staff meeting on using @thoughtings (gold rated course by @GoodCPDGuide) Limited Offer: http://t.co/RFO78OxJSw
15th Sep Celebrating @Thoughtings being awarded 'Best Teaching Book' by @TeachPrimary we are offering FREE staff meetings: http://t.co/RFO78OxJSw
15th Sep RT @the_if_man: Thank you @MichaelRosenYes for recommending @Thoughtings in your new book 'Good Ideas' (for parents). I'm enjoying your boo…
15th Sep Good luck @GesturH
15th Sep RT @GesturH: @philosophyfound Dear PF, I'm hoping to return to uni after relapse of depression, so I'm fundraising. Pls RT? http://t.co/Cip…
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…

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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