“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”

horansome says:

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.

horansome says:

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.