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If you are in a position of authority, should you give friends preferential treatment?
You're all cunts.
those moral dilemmas are quite personal, zapsta's moral dilemma could impact on entire nations for generations, destroying the very fabric of society
can you be more specific?
where he's made hall monitor, and when he sees his best friend out of class without a hall pass, he gives him... well, I can't remember what it was called, but I think it basically amounted to a detention, and I could never work out whether I respected Chris Rock for that or not.
then perhaps there's a trade-off in play
if chris goes by the book and is seen to respect his position of authority he may well be rewarded with greater positions of greater authority and thus will have greater power to help his friend in future
if he lets his friend go and is caught out and loses his position of authority then he wont ever have the opportunity to get to the oval office and install his homies in the council on foreign relations
Is there some ultimate position of authority where he can finally help his friend? And can he reasonably hope to attain it? And if he can, surely, in this ultimate position of authority, he decides what the rules are anyway and this moral dilemma no longer exists? But even if this is the case, he will have spent so long simply doing his duty towards his position and ignoring his duty to his friend, he will in all likelihood harden himself against his friend's needs and/or desires and only ever wish to do what his position of authority dictates.
only if you're a positivist.
It's a hard idea for people to get their heads around in these relativist times, but a key component to the idea of moral law is that it's not simply some rule that we (or some human authorities) simply make up, but rather transcends us and rules over us, with or without our consent.