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Education as a Positional Good

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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.

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  • Positional Element
  • Moral Education
  • Cultural Understanding
  • Moral Luck
  • Positional Good

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Notes

  1. Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall, (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1951).

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  2. Fred Hirsh, Social Limits to Growth (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977).

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Hollis, M. (1987). Education as a Positional Good. In: Straughan, R., Wilson, J. (eds) Philosophers on Education. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-08106-6_4

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