Herbert Henry Farmer was born in Highbury, London on 27 November 1892 and died in Birkenhead on 13 January 1981. In 1911 he entered Peterhouse, Cambridge during a particularly stimulating period. Not only were Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore lecturing at Cambridge, but also teaching there were the Hegelian J.M.E. McTaggart, James Ward and the Kantian W.R. Sorley. Whilst deeply critical of Russell, Moore and McTaggart, Farmer was clearly influenced by the philosophies of Ward and Sorley, both of whom argued that nature, history and moral experience demand a theistic interpretation.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.