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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.


21st Apr Congratulation to our philosopher Joe Tyler on reaching Level 3 accreditation: http://t.co/DRMToYohAm http://t.co/wsPgezDVgh
20th Apr RT @serenissimaj: Good advice for teachers (and parents) on engaging children in the critical evaluation of difficult concepts, eg God http…
20th Apr Thank you so much to all our supporters who pledged money for our Philosophy Shop. We didn't hit the target - but we'll get it up & running!
20th Apr Have you read this article by @the_if_man about the teaching of tricky questions in RE? @MissAVECarter @DanielHugill http://t.co/PxZXVjTezM
20th Apr RT @Thinking_Space_: @philosophyfound 'Philosophy in schools with students' conference Deadline for proposals this Friday! @pssconference
20th Apr Islamic Philosophy from 12th to 14th Century, International Conference, 24-26 February 2016 CFP http://t.co/zSbRKo5k0P @HistPhilosophy
20th Apr RT @RunnymedeTrust: How does a university deal with its controversial legacy of excellence in eugenics? @UCL students explore http://t.co/b…
19th Apr Timetable & abstracts now available on @SOPHIA_Network site - it's going to be a great weekend: http://t.co/BKPZcwb0bT #p4c #philosophy
18th Apr RT @PhilosophyNow: Here's Noam #Chomsky recent Philosophy Now talk on institutional #stupidity. http://t.co/mFWaXU8tyr #philosophy http://t…
16th Apr RT @DrJohnLTaylor: 'The study of philosophy helps to foster intellectual freedom' @aeonmaghttp://t.co/xt9xp5iQCt

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