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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.


1st Sep Our latest podcast now available on #SoundCloud: https://t.co/OC9eXNK64L w/@ALevelPhilos Michael Lacewing
1st Sep Archive on 4 'No More Heroes?' by @drangiehobbs (Sat 6 Sep at 20.00) Pick of the Day in Observer and Sunday Times: http://t.co/9Q1i6u1f6d
1st Sep RT @BigmacTheKing: Pete and Steve in Hannahstown - the swinging little guitar man http://t.co/QXn8nMtw6S
1st Sep We hope it was a philosophical song @BigmacTheKing @the_if_man
1st Sep Using enquiry to teach answers and develop understanding in maths & science, TLP Wales INSET day 16th Sept: http://t.co/lIVoEov1BD
1st Sep Anne Fine's latest books released as ebooks #finefiction inc 'Taking the Devils Advice' about a philosopher dealing with the perils of life.
1st Sep @BITC_arc thank you
1st Sep RT @BITC_arc: Tweet a pic of @philosophyfound ads on #LDN 214 bus to win a copy of 'The Numberverse' #philosophy #maths #TPFBUS http://t.c…
31st Aug RT @doglab: IT WOULD TAKE 2.3 SEC TO RT Appeal to #FindAlice after London schoolgirl vanishes #London NOT TO HARD TO DO THANKS http://t.co/…
30th Aug RT @tandfauthorserv: Explore our portfolio of #philosophy journals with editor choice articles from each: http://t.co/9YSclCtcVa #FreeReadF

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