Our Aims and Goals
TPF’s aim when doing philosophy with children is to allow beneficiaries the opportunity to improve their communication skills and deepen their thinking, their understanding of the world and of themselves, their experiences and other people, by refining how they think about those things through collaborative, critical reflection.
Our goal is that, by doing philosophy, beneficiaries learn to think better, to act more wisely and thereby help to improve their educational opportunities as well as the quality of their and others’ lives. Click on our What is Philosophy? page for more details on what philosophy is and how it can help people achieve that goal.
We have a special focus on the disadvantaged and those that would not normally be introduced to philosophy as a practice or a subject. TPF therefore has a commitment to encourage, support and sponsor non-privileged children to study philosophy at University. In 2015-16 we were able to offer four London Universities support for their philosophy students through The Philosophy Foundation Hardship Fund.
TPF also aims to promote and facilitate philosophical dialogue in the workplace, in business and in the public sphere.