It would seem obvious we must acquire some knowledge before other knowledge. I want to emphasize specific prior knowledge though. I don’t want to just say to get to Paris you just travel through an intermediate point. That’s too trivial. I’m wondering if there are perhaps specific prerequisite knowledge (points) for certain other knowledge. Is this a general principle for all knowledge?
Here’s some examples to give context:
Dean Buonomano a neuroscientist, “the first thing the brain knows is the body”
Set theory being unknowable without some key prior mathematical knowledge
A sci-fi novel about civilization collapse before agriculture
How quantum mechanics works before certain experiments
Even for the armchair activities like say some math or dreaming up fantasy novels, its as if one must always acquire certain knowledge before other knowledge. And this keeps going endlessly.