“Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it?” Michel De Montaigne On Education 1533-1592
SOPHIA is the European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Phil...
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.
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.
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