A general sense assumed as the medium of perception in cases where none of the five traditional senses seems to fit. This "general" common sense is often called the sixth sense. It is viewed as having the entire body as its organ or as not being in need of a special organ at all. Its name is a translation of Latin sensus communis. The signification "good sense, horse sense" is a more recent development.
It seems to imply, on the basis of eighteenth century philosophy, that what is common to all human beings must be sound.