Young Philosophers Take The Law Into Their Own Hands

Last month's Young Philosophers Project trip saw our group of young thinkers apprehending, comprehending and judging both works of art and a case of criminal conviction in the impressive offices of Simmons & Simmons.  Thanks to the organisers from the law firm and to Magistrates in the Community for making this trip such a success.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 13th March 2018 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Law, Young Philosophers, Judgement, Aesthetics, Decision

Apprentices of Listening

Our guest blogger for this piece is Pablo Muruzábal Lamberti, a philosophy teacher from the Netherlands.  He provides us with some thoughtful insights on the importance of cultivating listening skills when creating little philosophers in the classroom.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 23rd January 2018 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Guest Blogger, Education

Tags: Socrates, Listening, Music

Can Philosophy for Children Stop Trump?

Can teaching philosophy to children prevent another Trump from being elected, or even created in the future?  Andy West, a specialist philosophy teacher at The Philosophy Foundation delves into the question... thinking about the history of how we got to where we are now, and also his own experience of doing philosophy with children.  His answer may surprise you...

Posted by Joe Tyler on 14th December 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: P4C, Politics, Choice

5 year-olds run their own philosophy sessions - a case study

Steve Hoggins is a Philosophy Foundation specialist working with the Gipsy Hill Federation in south east London. He tells us about how an initially quiet class open up and begin to facilitate their own sessions, not only by asking their own questions but also by managing the class themselves.  And they are only five!

Posted by Emma Worley on 1st December 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, Education

Tags: philosophy for young children, philosophy for children, early years

Existential Anxiety is Contagious

Ben Irvine, a writer and philosopher, recently contacted The Philosophy Foundation to tell us about his latest book.  Here, he's got an interesting story to tell us about what not to teach those who are new to philosophy.  And what philosophers can and should learn from their pupils.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 21st September 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, Guest Blogger, Education

Tags: Existence, Anxiety