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Welcome to The Philosophy Foundation website

The Philosophy Foundation

An award winning educational charity raising aspirations and attainment through doing philosophy in schools. Philosophy for children has a long history, and you can find out more about it by visiting our Philosophy for Children page. We also work in the community and business as part of our life-long learning initiative.

Peter Worley's latest book to help teachers do P4C in the curriculum, 40 Lessons to Get Children Thinking is out now.

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.

New Book

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Peter Worley's new book in The If Man series is out now. Buy your copy of '40 Lessons to Get Children Thinking' from our shopBloomsbury, Amazon and other major retailers. 


11th Feb RT @IDyball: What's the point of music? Ask Peter Gabriel (& Nietzsche) #philosophy #music https://t.co/lim5rIiILt https://t.co/hWNsx7wCqK
10th Feb RT @BloomsburyEd: Have you read our most recent blog post by @the_if_man on how to use stories when doing philosophy with children? https:/…
8th Feb RT @Sheffphilosophy: Are you joining us on Friday for our 8th annual Women in the History of Philosophy lecture? https://t.co/EykD2MbtZ2
6th Feb Thanks @Dr_Jim1 @DrLeighMJohnson
6th Feb RT @Dr_Jim1: @DrLeighMJohnson Such an important message! :-) @philosophyfound are doing amazing work in the UK with kids & Philos https://t…
6th Feb RT @TheNewPhil: Plenty of free articles in the NP newsletter: Learning not to die, A property crisis... https://t.co/1CgBQ1nWu5 https://t.c…
5th Feb RT @JournalP4C: #CoI stimulus #P4C @ethics_centre article on consistent and #ethical vegetarianism should we occasionally eat meat? https:/…
5th Feb RT @BloomsburyEd: RT & follow to win books during #NationalStorytellingweek by @LariDonWriter & @the_if_man #freebiefriday #reading https:/…
5th Feb RT @BloomsburyEd: Don't miss our #freebiefriday competition - RT & follow to win @the_if_man books for #NationalStorytellingWeek https://…
5th Feb call for proposals: papers & workshops now open for @SOPHIA_Network meeting 2016 in Crete, September this year: https://t.co/U2WqJxQyBf #p4c

FREE Lesson Plans!


Free lesson plans for running P4C sessions, philosophical enquiries, or enquiries that link with the curriculum by signing up for free membership to our site.

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Want to do philosophy with children or adults? For our publications please go to The Philosophy Foundation Shop