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TEDx: ideas worth spreading TEDx KCS
'How to be a Rebel' Peter Worley June 2014 talking at TEDxKCS:...


Crowdfunder A Philosophy Shop
The Philosophy Foundation is building a home - hurray! After 7 year...


Oxford Literary Festival Oxford Literar...
Peter Worley is giving a philosophy workshop at the Oxford Literary...


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.

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.


28th Mar Join @the_if_man for philosophical conversations that have shaped philosophical practice: http://t.co/OieKdbDc73 10 week course from Apr 21
27th Mar RT @pssconference: 'Philosophy in Schools with Students' UG and PG Conference, at the Uni. of Leeds, May 2015! cc @philosophyfound See: htt…
27th Mar The Talking Skull, thinking about making claims, lesson plan by @the_if_man https://t.co/SaXg1ZaSCM #philosophy in school with children #p4c
27th Mar RT @rapclassroom: Last week, two attempts to “start a discussion about race” failed miserably Starbucks, Phillips, Picturebooks & Race.http…
25th Mar RT @PhilosophyNow: The new issue of Philosophy Now is now online. We look more closely at Modern French #Philosophy. https://t.co/SaAvjx8Cdq
25th Mar RT @thei100: It's 2015 and people are distraught a man lost his job for punching someone in the face http://t.co/vOOT9ejIWW http://t.co/J3m…
25th Mar RT @liinaps: @diftol have you seen this? The Philosophy Shop to open shop. Maybe. http://t.co/OvnT5LeiBn
25th Mar Philosophical Conversations at Conway Hall for 10 weeks, Tuesdays 5pm-7pm with @the_if_man a few spaces remain: http://t.co/OieKdbDc73
25th Mar There's still time to book for @the_if_man workshop for parents tonight in St Albans as part of the @KeystoneWS: http://t.co/HfYVP5x9RJ
25th Mar RT @KeystoneWS: Story time & dinner time - perfect for critical thinking - http://t.co/Dvi3gPCgxq

The If Machine

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Want to do philosophy with children or adults? Buy all our books here for a discounted rate. The Philosophy Foundation Shop