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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.


22nd Nov @TrudaSpruyt @the_if_man @johnmitchinson is there anyone you don't know Truda? ;-)
22nd Nov .@pduncalfe @i2iPartnership we hope you enjoy them, one teacher described 'The Philosophy Shop' as his bible for teaching A Level this week.
22nd Nov RT @pduncalfe: @Philosophyfound big questions club just got bigger...thanks @i2iPartnership for the raffle vouchers last Monday http://t.co…
21st Nov Could a ragtag bunch of modern philosophers recreate ‘The School of Athens’ outside St Paul’s? http://t.co/lSR8W4nTxU
21st Nov What is education for? Conversations our founders @the_if_man & @rosiecoaching will be starting @InnovateKings today http://t.co/FZnRIElqne
21st Nov @SamaraJTweets and join our website for free, as a reminder you can watch @the_if_man in action: http://t.co/0t8oJJi4a7
21st Nov RT @SamaraJTweets: @philosophyfound #whatifmachine ... just been given the go ahead for a philosophy club next term. Can't wait to bring yo…
21st Nov Why there should be a philosophy GCSE http://t.co/NyMLUm43QC by Simon Blackburn
21st Nov #worldphilosophyday Pics from Philosophy Bus yesterday. Beautiful (& natural?) new routemaster, thks @TfLOfficial: https://t.co/zd5CVgymbG
21st Nov #WorldPhilosophyDay may be over for another year, but don't panic, Stoic Week starts next week: http://t.co/IsHvMh3zRe @julesevans77

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