Comment: He did not believe them to be false. Some premises cannot

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He did not believe them to be false. Some premises cannot

be proved or disproved by logic. You just have to pick one and reason from it. Does God exist or not? Either assumption is a premise from which people can reason. Is the evolutionary struggle for survival the ultimate morality or is there a higher morality? Logical people can disagree on which of those premises is true.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)