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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.


23rd Sep RT @taimur_org: The Philosophers Daily is out! http://t.co/oR5C5ddMlc Stories via @philosophyfound @the_stardust
23rd Sep RT @philosophybites: Be transported by philosophy https://t.co/bGtqTgytJo
23rd Sep RT @philosophersmag: Build your philosophy library, day 1. These 3 choices will encourage you to THINK. Thinking is central to philosophy. …
22nd Sep Congratulations @the_if_man on becoming a Visiting Research Associate @kingsphilosophy
22nd Sep RT @mmmccabe1: My second blog post, on Academic freedom and civility, here. http://t.co/aCJ2bZcnlS Comments very welcome indeed.
22nd Sep @ThinQedu reminds us of a workshop ran @SOPHIA_Network by Ilse Daems: we bounced a big world around on one of these. Philosophical play.
22nd Sep Help us celebrate UNESCO's #WorldPhilosophyDay w/@TfLOfficial Year of the Bus w/a philosophical bus trip on Nov 20: https://t.co/k74dDomjlX
22nd Sep Listen to @the_if_man & @AlisonMPeacock on @ParentShow this Thursday from 8pm 'how children think & learn' http://t.co/UtljofMg7p
22nd Sep RT @readingagency: Tell us about your favourite poem and win tickets to see Alan Bennett on National Poetry Day! http://t.co/Tfq6WZYumd @Po
21st Sep RT @robinince: "they stole 3 minutes of my life, the 3 minutes I was going to use for magnificence" - a post on time http://t.co/5XVGv0QK5V

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