The Philosophy Shop

The Philosophy Foundation, an educational charity in the UK, is trying to set up a community space in South-East London to bring philosophy to younger students and the broader community, to be called “The Philosophy Shop.”  A lot of their work is done in school classrooms, but they would like to be able to continue their work after the school day is done, as well as on weekends and holidays, in their own place–“Bringing good thinking to the high-street with philosophy, games, stories, books and events for young brains, old brains and brains in vats.”

To do this, they have started a Crowdfunder campaign to spread awareness of their mission and to raise support. After having been in operation for seven years, The Philosophy Foundation has a lot of great ideas for what they would do with “the shop.” I strongly encourage you to visit the page, find out more, and make a donation. Introducing philosophy to younger students and engaging philosophically in the broader community are essential elements in their being a future for academic philosophy.

You can also follow The Philosophy Foundation on Facebook.

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9 years ago

The Philosophy Shop does important work and I was fortunate to meet Peter Worley, a found member of this organization, at a conference not long ago. Philosophers and others in the U.S. might be interested to know about the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO). This national non-profit organization–through conferences, workshops, teaching awards, free teaching resources for K-12 teachers, and much more–is attempting to provide access to philosophy to students and teachers in K-12 schools in our country. Our members include professional philosophers, graduate and undergraduate students, K-12 teachers, and others. If you are interested in this work, please join us. Our upcoming conference will be held in Seattle on June 29-30. You can find details and the PLATO site here: I’d also be happy to provide more info on our work for Daily Nous if there is interest.