Johnclem wrote:Hello powerscore,
A quick question with diagraming this one.
Normally the word "without " indicates a necessary condition in which the sufficient condition gets negated .
Here we're not doing that . Is it because it's a "most " statement and that some and most don't get negation or contrapositives,?
Ppl invest -<MOST -> ~ research
Ppl do not invest <MOST> research
It is hard to do contrapositives with just "some" or most". If I say, "If I'm happy I eat ice cream", you know for sure that if you didn't eat ice cream, you're not happy. But if there are some possible exceptions, as with "some" or most", then that makes it harder to state firmly that if if you didn't eat ice cream, you're not happy.
As for your diagram, are you trying to do some sort of Mistaken Negation or something? Is that what you meant by "that some and most don't get negation"? Or are you talking about "the sufficient condition gets negated" vis-a-vis "without"-type questions? Clarification could be useful. Thanks!
Hope this helps,