Education as a Positional Good

  • Martin Hollis


It is sports’ day at Llanabba Castle preparatory school. The Three Miles Open race has just been run, with young Clutterbuck first home. But the day’s even tenor is jarred, when Lady Circumference accuses him of skipping a lap. Tempers rise and Dr Fagan, the headmaster, hastens to join the group round the winning post.


Positional Element Moral Education Cultural Understanding Moral Luck Positional Good 
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    Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall, (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1951).Google Scholar
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    Fred Hirsh, Social Limits to Growth (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977).Google Scholar

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© Roger Straughan and John Wilson 1987

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  • Martin Hollis

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