Source: p. 44 Bottom. Ethics ; A Beginner's Guide (2015) by Peter Cave.
The universal and the general are distinct; the general is a matter of degree. Kant sought laws that are universal, applying to everybody everywhere, impartially, untied to any particular individual; he also wanted them to be pretty general.
A universal law with little generality would be
[1.] 'never shoot
anybodywho wears a hat and yellow socks'.
A more general law, yet not with Kantian universality because tied to a particular, would be:
everyonemust give Miranda, that particular woman, whatever she wants. If applying to all, 'do not lie' is impartial, but that accolade may mislead; it is a greater burden on would-be liars than non-liars.
anybodybe universal? Instead, why is not 1 a general law without universality?
everyonebe general? Instead, why is not 2 a universal law without generality?