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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.


25th Oct RT @InnovateMySchl: Improving #writing through dialogue http://t.co/5qNVPj6feX by Peter '@the_if_man' Worley of @philosophyfound #literacy
25th Oct RT @FilosofiestaRed: El Diario de Filosofiesta is out! http://t.co/vFiwwFnReV Stories via @RafaelRob @bourdieu @philosophyfound
24th Oct Improving writing through dialogue by @the_if_man http://t.co/Qol8v9dGUT via @InnovateMySchl
23rd Oct BPC Annual Lecture, November 14th, panel will be debating the ethical significance of psychoanalysis: http://t.co/eAARlKrwiK
22nd Oct @MelanieGriffith thanks for follow. We have worked at Great Ormond St Hospital school - kids love talking philosophy even when v. sick
22nd Oct @CharlieDupre pleasure, hope it helps - your work looks really interesting. You should perhaps get in contact with @rapclassroom
22nd Oct Creator of The Philosorap Cabaret @CharlieDupre is looking for funding for new project on Dr Faustus with schools. Can you help? #Marlowe
21st Oct RT @EducEndowFoundn: New blog: "Incentives and education: what can we learn from trials in schools?" asks the EEF's Stephen Tall http://t.c…
20th Oct Don't worry everyone, even though @nojawatson bought the last copy on Amazon, you can still get them from us: http://t.co/zoz0G4dE6p
20th Oct RT @nojawatson: @philosophyfound I just bought the last copy...sorry folks!

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