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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.

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.


27th May RT @thenumberverse: I'll be talking about being interesting at @EducationFestival. I better not be boring then. http://t.co/dRBHMFUjf7
26th May RT @HistPhilosophy: Good grief, look at this huge treasure trove of online medieval philosophy texts! (via @SaraLUckelman) http://t.co/Sua…
26th May RT @jonathantallant: We also have an opening in philosophy of science. http://t.co/Hm1ch1efl2
26th May RT @jonathantallant: Quick reminder that @NottsPhilosophy have a job open in Political philosophy/philosophy of medicine http://t.co/15fvCK…
26th May A massive rise in applications for philosophy courses next year? https://t.co/26PrHk5EwG
26th May RT @kingsphilosophy: History of Philosophy Podcast: No Uncertain Terms: Thirteenth Century Logic http://t.co/Q99JJ8VTWU
26th May Thanks @Wago108 Our transition project could fit well into your school? @headguruteacher @the_if_man: https://t.co/o4vw9Dzght
26th May How to be an Effective Altruist http://t.co/i4UYvf4NYH via @conwayhall
25th May RT @EconBizFin: Game theory may sound trivial. It is not. We explain how John Nash earned his Nobel http://t.co/jpzYIDIZb3 http://t.co/lH5h…

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