Making of the modern sage.
Recommended cycle of study:
HUMANISM EVOLUTION OF NERVOUS SYSTEM
HUMAN NATURE <- SOCIAL ANIMALS
The transition from studying self (like, growing up) to the concept of complexity is the most difficult and revolutionary.
It is like a deep, narrow, rocky canyon filled with the cacti of self doubt. And at the bottom run wild rivers of cosmology, neuroscience, epistemology and ontology.
Some trying to hang the bridge of second order cybernetics, some-recently- bring predictive coding -bloody sheets of phenomenology and neo-Kantian tied end to end.
I am offering my own bridge : the theory of evolutionary reality.
But, when you get to complexity- further steps roll smoothly and naturally.
You can actually stick with studying complexity and treat all the step as the examples of increasing complexity.
Everybody writes about the human nature but it remains a nebulous subject ( like: who? me??)
You do not need individuality to have a worldview, everybody has one or more, but I mean, working on the explicit worldview.
“Accidentally” – no, not accidentally at all, the level of explicitness of communication follows the same circle of progression.
Some steps will be your favorites, some – slippery and yucky like pickled okra, but if you miss one step you inevitably will get stuck, the chi of wisdom needs to flow, not spurt like a broken fossett.
Of course when you get back to “self” – good luck- we need to start again .