Although featuring the work of the artist and philosopher, Alexander Curtis, the aim of Reloading Humanism is to go beyond the endeavor of a single individual. Reaching from the heart of the Wachau Valley in Austria, out into the web of life, “Fellows” have been found whose work, taken together, can be seen as constituting the beginnings of an answer to the fundamental question of our age: “Is it possible for us to live happy and fulfilled lives without placing an undue burden on our environment, without exploiting other human beings and without jeopardizing the quality of life of those who come after us?”
This is not only the question of our age, it is THE QUESTION that since The Enlightenment has been hovering over humanity with the answer deciding whether the modern world has a future or not. Reloading Humanism is conceived in the spirit that we may, if we take heart and pull ourselves together, be able to work towards the beginnings of a positive answer. To access the „People“ page of Reloading Humanism, click on the glass prism top left.
This widely spread, all-embracing aspect is balanced by a regional focus on the Wachau Valley in Austria, where three Reloading Humanism humanists live. Introduced in a manner that offers tips to would be visitors and prompts residents to look again at the things around them, these regional facets often result in something that one might call „applied philosophy“ and are an instance of „responsible tourism“.
At Reloading Humanism, the purpose of life is seen as being to believe, search and create and so to go beyond ourselves and reach out towards that which is good. For the mathematically inclined, an attemt at reaching out towards the good is given under the heading „One World Pragmatism“. Yet there are other routes, with the emphasis on history that is a recurrent theme at Reloading Humanism offering alternative ways of looking at things and of working out who we are and what it is that, at this present moment in time, we are supposed to achieve.