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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.


18th Dec RT @Project_Oracle: And last but not least @philosophyfound's project which brings #philosophy into #schools, validated at Std 1! http://t.…
17th Dec RT @PhilosophyMttrs: ARGUMENT HIERARCHIES via cdixon http://t.co/qOaE1EhVyP
17th Dec RT @TheLondonREHub: NEW Blog from @the_if_man @philosophyfound - How could the teaching of 'tricky questions' be improved in schools? http:…
16th Dec The London RE Hub: How could the teaching of 'tricky questions' be improved in schools? #ukedchat #philosophy http://t.co/22tfNzdW5s
10th Dec 'Philosophical Conversations' @LSPphilosophers course by @the_if_man now running from 5pm-7pm Tuesdays from Apr 21: http://t.co/Fy69MRjX5y
10th Dec Half price on all of @the_if_man 'If' books on @ACBedu site - all £10 or less: http://t.co/6F7a14Hvg8 #p4c #philosophy #ukedchat
9th Dec RT @jimmy_wales: . @Refthinking Related: if you click on the first word in a wikipedia article, repeatedly, you usually end up at 'Philosop…
8th Dec RT @Lucretius21c: Popular with highly followed philosophers: @BloomsburyPhilo 39%, @philosophyfound 35% @xphilosopher 34% @sapinker 33% htt…
8th Dec Interesting list, thanks @Lucretius21c @BloomsburyPhilo @xphilosopher @sapinker

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