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The implications of this return unite Mead and Merleau-Ponty in a shared rejection of substance philosophy as well as the spectator theory of knowledge in favor of a focus on the ultimacy of temporal process and the constitutive function of social praxis. They both attempt to integrate the characteristics of consciousness that emerge from its natural empirical conditions with the idea of consciousness as the tissue of significations, the field of meanings by which humans are intentionally bound to Page 4 their world.
81 Merleau-Ponty states this thesis as follows: ''that the experience of perception is our presence at the moment when things . . "82 This task of action which pervades the primacy of perception leads to Mead's first phase of the act, for the impulse toward selective activity as the impetus for the whole act has its counterpart in Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology in the anticipatory dimension of perceptual experience mentioned above. This experience, as the attuned behavior aimed or directed toward a thing within an oriented focus, is already as such selective.
In the freeing of action from instinct and in the variety of manipulative experiences due to the function of the hand, there emerges the inhibition of action resulting from alternative and conflicting possible actions in passing from distance to contact experience. In contrast to most theories of perception, Mead claims that we are aware of a sensible object not primarily through visual experience but through contact experience. The manipulatory phase enters into and modifies the perceptual phase.