In this article I trace back Whiteheads concept of feeling to its psychological sources. I argue that Whiteheads way of conceiving feeling was made possible by the works of British psychologists-philosophers, most importantly G. F. Stout. The latter s Analytic Psychology, a work of great authority read by Whitehead very early, contains the conceptual resources Whitehead needed to elaborate his concept of feeling as immediate experience, in partial contrast to the similar concept proposed by F.H Bradley, I suggest that Bradley, Stout, and other prominent representatives of British philosophy-psychology are more relevant to understanding the genesis of Whiteheads ideas than William James and his followers.

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