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

Zombie Elves and Existentialism: Doing Philosophy with Children

In this second blog about our 'literacy and philosophy project', run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library, Tim digs into how thinking through stories and sharing ideas created cognitive shifts for the children.  Closing with some wonderful insights on the question: what is a story?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: literacy, Storytelling, Existence

Young Philosophers at universtity

In their first trip of the year the Young Philosophers visited Goldsmith’s University the young philosophers impress the staff and demonstrate a change in attitude towards the educational institution.

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 18th December 2015 at 12:00am


Category: Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, University

Shrunken Democrituses

I witnessed one of the most impressive philosophical exchanges today between some 10-year-olds that I’ve ever witnessed.

Posted by on 25th April 2014 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Philosophy

Tags: philosophy for children, Democritus, Metaphysics