Hey. I am reading John Locke’s Essay on understanding human consciousness and as I was ploughing through it I started thinking how important this (and consequently other books) book isnin terms of credibility in today’s world. Some of his points seem to me now quite obvious - of course still interesting - and so a question occured to me, how worth are these books to read now in terms of substance, since we as a conscious species have advanced. I think books like these are if not else still a great starting point to philosophy, and help the reader understand what was going on in the heads of humanity’s greatest minds. So what do you think? Do you think a lot of famous old (non-fiction) books are being read just because of their status even though the content might not be that illuminating anymore? And which of these books are like that (give me some titles) and why? Thanks (and I hope I explained my question clearly).