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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.


1st Oct @mmmccabe1 Thank you.
1st Oct We are very proud to have been shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Awards 2014: http://t.co/73sH3qtr0g Thanks #GdnCharityAwards
1st Oct Thanks @JrmeLecoq it's being checked out, but it works ok on our computers @SOPHIA_Network
1st Oct #NationalPoetryDay resources http://t.co/se0gNfuii7 ideas http://t.co/k75HUVHmv5 stories in verse: Once Upon an If http://t.co/IeMBmUVpiY
1st Oct RT @Thoughtings: #NationalPoetryDay there's only space for a short thought here; though a short thought, an infinite sphere.
1st Oct Why poetry? Because poetry is like a TARDIS: paradoxical and much bigger on the inside: http://t.co/5ksH0fzNkJ more ideas for @PoetryDayUK
1st Oct Tomorrow is @PoetryDayUK & our philosophers will be using poetry in the classroom, free resources here #ukedchat: http://t.co/se0gNfuii7
1st Oct Yes absolutely @jimalkhalili @DrAliceRoberts @BHAhumanists, there was mild pressure put on them a few years ago, but we should try again!
29th Sep Call for contributions to @Routledge_Phil international handbook on philosophy for children via @SOPHIA_Network http://t.co/AeEo7NW9Kr
29th Sep RT @LSPphilosophers: London School of Philosophy News - http://t.co/dCfIMKkcsc

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