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Generality: Generality refers to properties that are shared by multiple objects. There are no "general objects". See also Properties, Generalization, Generalizability.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer on Generality - Dictionary of Arguments

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Generality/Education/"Bildung"/Humanities/Gadamer: [we had], following Hegel, emphasized as the general characteristic of education to keep itself open for others, for other, more general points of view.
, >Education/Hegel.
In it lies a general sense of measure and distance in relation to oneself, and in this respect an elevation of oneself to the generality. Looking at oneself and one's private
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purposes from a distance means: looking at them as others see them.
This generality is certainly not a generality of a concept or of the mind. It does not determine a special thing from generality, nothing is necessarily proved. The general points of view for which the educated man [or woman] keeps himself open are not a fixed standard for him, but are only present to him as the points of view of possible others. In this respect, the educated consciousness has indeed more the character of a sense.For every sense, e.g. the sense of sight, is already general in so far as it encompasses its sphere and keeps itself open to a field and grasps the differences within that which is thus opened to it. The educated consciousness only surpasses each of the natural senses, as these are each limited to a certain sphere. It activates itself in all directions. It is a general sense.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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