About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.


  1. “Of its own kind, peculiar, unique” according to my dictionary. One must ask what you thought it meant, that’s more than half the story. I’m guessing you thought it was “from the beginning”

  2. Despite the fact that I know a little Ancient Greek and a little Latin I, for some reason, thought that sui generis meant ‘in general/applying to all.’ Why I thought this I don’t know. It means I have to rewrite quite a few paragraphs. It also confiirms what I always knew to be so; using obsolete Ancient terms in Philosophy leads to wankery.

    I am now reformed.

  3. Oh, and the post should have been about the term sui generis… I don’t seem to be firing on all cylinders at the moment.

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