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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.


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20th Aug RT @BioethicsCentre: Should We Teach Plato in Gym Class? http://t.co/Uw7a42ehWl
20th Aug RT @BioethicsCentre: Plato not Playdoh: Peter Worley (@the_if_man) on philosophy for children at TEDxGoodenoughCollege http://t.co/Vl328tjw…
19th Aug RT @dekritik: @philosophyfound great work in 2013: http://t.co/iFoohRkwhd
19th Aug Wait till you see what we've got planned this year! @dekritik
18th Aug What's Philosophy Got To Do With It? Or… We're Mates With Maths http://t.co/Zgj3IoXxak by @thenumberverse @CrownHousePub
17th Aug Thanks @trishramsay, glad you are finding them useful.
17th Aug RT @trishramsay: loving @philosophyfound website and blog http://t.co/y3VuqnDA7P thanks for this resource http://t.co/w7hjSVmfyf
15th Aug RT @BecmgRational: Lessons on Thinking Critically from the Great Carl Sagan http://t.co/EHKLyWammR #science #philosophy http://t.co/jfyN7Nn…
15th Aug RT @NorahColvin: When Numbers Won't Behave http://t.co/ujKWlDhYAk via @wordpressdotcom Facing mathematical confusion philosophically via @p

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