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The relationships between the general and the particular are primarily examined from the perspectives of (formal) logic, epistemology, and the methodology of scholarly research. The interest of formal logic lies in the clarification of the deductive relationships between general statements and statements of particulars. With respect to general statements, logic draws a clearer distinction between universal statements such as “all humans are mortal” and general statements such as “some people are blond,” while in turn distinguishing the form of suc…

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Enskat, Rainer, “General/Particular”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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