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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.


31st Jul RT @rapclassroom: 'The Elephant in the Room', paper which won the ICPIC award for excellence in Philosophy for Children. #P4C #Elmer25 http…
31st Jul @mmmccabe1 or have a look at @drangiehobbs timeline, she mentioned you in the last couple of weeks.
31st Jul @mmmccabe1 one way to get addicted is to put your name into the search facility and see what people have been saying about you!
30th Jul .@the_if_man will be writing more on this on our blog soon, he did a @TEDx recently on it @philosovashka
30th Jul thank you @philosovashka
30th Jul RT @philosovashka: This is so great. UK's first primary philosothon, feat. @natcphd and @rapclassroom as judges. via @philosophyfound http:…
30th Jul July 8th we ran UK's first primary #philosothon, we've written a bit about it here: http://t.co/ifQNtIJVY2 @rapclassroom @natcphd @lonanglo
29th Jul Moral character and values-based decision-making helping banks to become more virtuous? @RogerSteare http://t.co/ieFVH0syDe
28th Jul RT @HistPhilosophy: Here again is the link to this week's new episode, on the great Iranian thinker Mulla Sadra: http://t.co/Euzn0BUGI1
28th Jul 1st of our podcasts now available to listen to on #soundcloud w/ @drangiehobbs & young people talking about freedom https://t.co/F4s034rmEa

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