The rationalist background to Hume's empiricism is the subject of the second and third chapters. Since the main focus of the book is our knowledge of the external world, Wilson connects the debates of Montaigne, Descartes, Berkeley through Hume and on through Russell, Wittgenstein, and Dennett.
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