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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.


23rd Nov RT @rapclassroom: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: PICTUREBOOKS, PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN AND RACISM https://t.co/x1ZPrJHzlG via @academia #P4C #Pi
23rd Nov @HistPhilosophy were you researching Aquinas?
23rd Nov RT @drangiehobbs: 2/2 My individual programme - looking at Ivan's Challenge in Dostoevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov' - Friday 28th 12.04 R4…
23rd Nov RT @philosophybites: An interview with @microphilosophy aka Julian Baggini http://t.co/p3zReC7gFG
23rd Nov RT @StoicWeek: From tomorrow, the Stoicism Today ebook will be available for free during Stoic Week to download on Kindle....http://t.co/6j…
23rd Nov @TrudaSpruyt @the_if_man so as long as @johnmitchinson is perceiving us we exist! :-D
23rd Nov RT @ITLWorldwide: Interested in a Big Day Out? We're in Surrey on 27th November and a few places are still available http://t.co/3Ztta61Oe2
23rd Nov @magicalmaths or people are lying about their age and shoe size!
23rd Nov @magicalmaths doesn't work in our office!
22nd Nov @TrudaSpruyt @the_if_man @johnmitchinson is there anyone you don't know Truda? ;-)

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