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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.


2nd Aug Pre-order @the_if_man's new book 40 Lessons to get children thinking & receive it on the day it is released, 24 Sept: http://t.co/RauDbKwLdL
2nd Aug RT @jesssdavis: #P4C needs to be represented here!: https://t.co/GqrM9iXIa1
2nd Aug RT @tPhilosophia: Shoot! Existential Photography exhibition – in pictures | The Guardian http://t.co/EI5AQ5KIIl http://t.co/dDpJKM47Wd
2nd Aug RT @drangiehobbs: A few of my thoughts re. the TES's list of 100 books students should read before leaving school: http://t.co/qOhVAZoQ1s I…
2nd Aug Karel van der Leeuw, philosopher, practitioner, inspirational & critical teacher, remembered by @visitandum: http://t.co/jipESSag4N #p4c
2nd Aug RT @marygtroche: @philosophyfound @the_if_man @five_books See also http://t.co/Y7Do4jPgf1 Grounded in similar educational values. http://t…
2nd Aug “These stories enable us to rehearse bad situations w/out actually having to be in danger” @the_if_man's @five_books: http://t.co/HpNzD9xxeI
2nd Aug Karel van der Leeuw at his last @SOPHIA_Network meeting in Amsterdam 2013 opening talk on Diversity @PhilosophDoctor https://t.co/AHWKpnOVkz
2nd Aug Sad news yesterday, philosopher Karel van der Leeuw died. One of the founders of @SOPHIA_Network he will be missed.

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