In this passage: (Physics 189a7-9)
For that which is universal is more easily known in the former way, since accounts are of what is universal, and that which is particular in the latter, since perception is of particulars
What does Aristotle mean when he uses the word "accounts"? Is this passage trying to say that universals and particulars are identical since both can be "perceived/accounted"?
If my translation of this text is correct, then this seems to contradict his previous statement in Physics 1 Chapter 1 when he says
The natural course is to proceed from what is clearer and more knowable to us, to what is more knowable and clear by nature; for the two are not the same.