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Welcome to The Philosophy Foundation website

The Philosophy Foundation

An award winning educational charity raising aspirations and attainment through doing philosophy in schools. Philosophy for children has a long history, and you can find out more about it by visiting our Philosophy for Children page. We also work in the community and business as part of our life-long learning initiative.

Peter Worley and Francis Gilbert talk on sky news about Philosophy for Children.

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.

New Book

40 Lessons to Get Children Thinking

Peter Worley's new book in The If Man series is out now. Francis Gilbert, teacher, teacher trainer and author, says of '40 Lessons to Get Children Thinking', "I am pretty sure that if teachers only implemented a few of the strategies in Peter Worley's book, they'd quickly raise the levels of achievement amongst their students.” Buy your copy from our shopBloomsbury, Amazon and other major retailers. 


27th Nov RT @brainpicker: Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave’—the greatest parable exploring the nature of reality—animated https://t.co/uFaHlnZ7N8 https…
27th Nov RT @rapclassroom: Collating materials relating to philosophical enquiry in schools, "British Values" and PREVENT. Let me know if you have a…
27th Nov RT @RIPhilo: The weather's wet and windy – so come and nourish yourselves on some top-notch philosophy at the RIP. Also biscuits. https://t…
26th Nov Hey @SurrealAnarchy, remember this? https://t.co/ZJjDDwle6v
26th Nov @Maysaloon @the_if_man or email emma@philosophy-foundation.org
26th Nov @jayisarobot yes - us! And if you're in the States there's a number there too. Email us and check out https://t.co/uGR5uQA5Ja
26th Nov @jayisarobot did you contact us re Giacomo? you didn't leave contact details...
25th Nov RT @the_if_man: .@Maysaloon wonderful account of developing practice in adverse circumstances and philosophical awakening. Thank you!
25th Nov RT @davidrgaines: But @marcorubio says otherwise, & this @NorthwesternU #philosophy grad thinks he's got a lot to learn about it https://t.…
25th Nov Some photos from @PhilosophyNow Festival, thanks to all parents & teachers for bringing their little philosophers: https://t.co/E8OMcAqqv6

The If Machine

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Want to do philosophy with children or adults? For our publications please go to The Philosophy Foundation Shop