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We are a non-profit founded in 1989 in Rochester, NY.

Practical philosophy enables individuals to lead richer and more compelling lives, as well as develop a deeper understanding of themselves, through regular practice and self-inquiry.

We support our members in many ways and don’t limit how we can help.



The Foundation of Practical Philosophy is staffed and cared for entirely on a volunteer basis by the school’s own students. The most current year annual report can be accessed here: 2016 Annual Report



The school emphasizes practical philosophy that can be used in everyday life. No prior experience or education in philosophy is necessary.



The school welcomes followers of all faiths and belief systems. Everyone is open to enroll in class.


No Exams

Lessons are conducted through open discussion. There are no written assignments or examinations.

How we got our Start

Cedric Grigg

Evelyn Grigg

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