He stands out for the most important position of the empiricists. He was also the one who helped the great philosopher Immanuel Kant find his philosophical path. Don’t you mind that I’m more interested in Berkeley philosophy? SWIMMING BE STRONG BE BRAVE BE HUMBLE BE BADASS POSTER. That is not important. Hume grew up near Edinburgh, Scotland. His family wanted him to study law, but he felt an insurmountable resistance to everything but philosophy and study in general. He lived during the Enlightenment period, at the same time as the great French thinkers Voltaire and Rousseau. He traveled widely in Europe before returning to settle in Edinburgh for the rest of his life.