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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.


29th Sep Call for contributions to @Routledge_Phil international handbook on philosophy for children via @SOPHIA_Network http://t.co/AeEo7NW9Kr
29th Sep RT @LSPphilosophers: London School of Philosophy News - http://t.co/dCfIMKkcsc
29th Sep You wait for ages for one to come around, and then two come at once. Typical. #TPFBus John Skelton on a roll. http://t.co/o3MT7ORFzT
29th Sep #TPFBus thanks for the pic John Skelton http://t.co/GuPsjh89D6
29th Sep web volunteers for @SOPHIA_Network please contact emma@philosophy-foundation.org THANK YOU!
29th Sep @RobDoyle1 Good on you Rob!
29th Sep RT @RobDoyle1: I was interviewed about Here Are the Young Men by @EoinODonnell_ for @thisgreedypig http://t.co/XswIE87B1j @BloomsburyBooks
29th Sep Any websavy people out there who want to help support philosophy for children around Europe? @SOPHIA_Network needs voluntary web manager
29th Sep The @SOPHIA_Network is looking for proposals from people to host the next meeting in 2015, please consider: http://t.co/U2WqJxQyBf
28th Sep Indeed @DiLeed @dansumners @LearningSpy @thebandb, or just the philosophy of holes: http://t.co/ozojI6pCYB

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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