Can someone explain what does this part:
as distinct from what their bases in reason may or may not be alleged to be.
means? I don't understand what does "what" belongs to. I have two variants:
1 - what their bases in reason may or may not be
2 - what their bases in reason alleged to be
But in either case I don't understand the full meaning of the sentence. If my question is not clear please ask me to make it more clear.