Offering Free and Low-Cost Philosophy Programs to the Public

Wisdom’s Edge Foundation is a non-profit organization that “brings philosophy to the edges of society.”

Developed and run by Sophia Stone, associate professor of philosophy at Lynn University, Wisdom’s Edge has, over the past several years, provided a variety of philosophical opportunities to people who do not have access to college philosophy courses, offering programs for free or at a reduced cost.

In 2023, these programs included:

  • In-person philosophy courses for Burckle Place, a women’s transition home from homelessness and incarceration
  • Wonder! – a children’s online philosophy discussion group, ages 7 to 11 (17 children)
  • Philosophy in Nature programs in Spring and Fall, in which Dr. Stone teaches philosophy and nature journaling to participants in an outdoor and natural environment.
  • Two reading circles — one on Mathematics & Philosophy and the other on Lucretius
  • Two online art & philosophy discussions (on Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso)
  • Two six-week philosophy programs for children and parents
  • Subsidizing the teaching of philosophy courses to retirees on limited income.

Among its new projects for 2024 is partnering with The Second Chance Initiative, a non-profit organization in South Florida that gives life skills, job training and employment to women in recovery who have served time in prison to offer philosophy courses to the women it helps and its staff.

It’s difficult running a fledgling philosophy non-profit. Wisdom’s Edge has received some small municipal grants and some funding from schools,  but could really benefit from your assistance. Please take a moment to go here and make a donation. Any small donation will make a difference and will be appreciated.

You can learn more about Wisdom’s Edge here.

[Disclosure: I’m on the Board of Wisdom’s Edge.]


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Patrick Brooks
Patrick Brooks
6 months ago

This is very cool. Is there a way to volunteer? Didn’t see a link on the webpage.

Last edited 6 months ago by Patrick Brooks
Sophia Stone
Reply to  Patrick Brooks
6 months ago

Hi Patrick, if you are interested in volunteering (yay!) please fill out the inquiry form and Wisdom’s Edge Foundation will get back to you.