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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.


20th Dec RT @LSEpublicevents: #LSElitfest excited to host Anne Fine with @the_if_man @rosiecoaching & @LucBovens on philosophy for a young audience …
20th Dec Thanks @markbarnes19
19th Dec RT @IAI_TV: Our friends at @philosophyfound marked Philosophy Day in a really great way http://t.co/XDpycjbAKc
19th Dec RT @Thinking_Space_: If you haven't already seen this celebration of World Philosophy Day, have a look... @philosophyfound https://t.co/…
19th Dec @philosophybites following in Socrates shoes is a difficult job, but somebody's got to do it!
18th Dec RT @mrtileynunn: Incredible recent reviews: http://t.co/tEGTq9zoyJ 'How to teach Primary Maths' @thenumberverse @the_if_man @CrownHousePub
18th Dec RT @mrtileynunn: @cccubookshop @catliscar @CCCUPrimaryEd Nice to see it next to 'The If Machine' by the incredible @the_if_man Peter Worley…
18th Dec RT @cccubookshop: . @CCCUPrimaryEd @mrtileynunn & it's also available closer to home from our very own @cccubookshop ;-) http://t.co/hnF3Kv…
18th Dec RT @CrickCrackClub: What [or who] is the meaning of 'Hero'? talk by Prof Ronald Hutton @SwedSoc 21 Jan http://t.co/4WiCfSXLNc @britac_news

The If Machine

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