Mazen on March 15 at 11:50PM
The last statement of the eighth example uses the phrase "but only because." What does "but only because" introduce, the sufficient, a cause,...? Or is it equivalent to "if but only if" in that it introduces both the necessary and the sufficient?
"Human beings in certain situations react to unpleasant stimuli with violence - but only because they are conditioned by their culture to react in this manner."
Is it safe to interpret the statement as follows: If human beings are conditioned by their culture to react in a violent manner to unpleasant stimuli, then they will react accordingly in these situations?
Or is this a cause and effect statement that precludes me from diagramming it or phrasing it in a sufficient-necessary format, such that the sufficient is the culture which conditioned human being to react violently to certain unpleasant stimuli, and the necessary is the human being reacting as they were conditioned by their culture to do so?
Andrea on March 16 at 04:16AM
Mazen on March 17 at 06:52AM
Ravi on March 17 at 07:39PM