The first kind of investigation rises little above mere natural history; but the other is more important and paves the way for metaphysics.
The incident paves the way for the account of the preparation of the new tables of stone which contain a series of laws quite distinct from the Decalogue (Ex.
Thus he paves the way for his tardy rebuke of present disorders, which he reserves until two-thirds of his epistle is completed.
What Abelard combats is the substantiation of these resembling qualities, which leads to their being regarded as identical in all the separate individuals, and thus paves the way for the gradual undermining of the individual, the only true and indivisible substance.
He does not attain to a systematic exhibition of Christian doctrine, but he paves the way for it, and lays the first stones of the foundation.