-Malebranche and Eddington’s two tables.
-We want to explain reality as it is given. We want to move from a truth to its explanation.
-Explanation requires that the reality of things is not given. If reality were just there, who would need reasoning, discourse, investigation?
– For Aristotle, an elephant was a pretty good example of an individual physical substance. But this committed him to finding sensible particulars all the way down. Except for matter and form.