Eric Maisel

A contemporary Philosophy of Life

Welcome to the home of kirism,
a new philosophy of life.

Kirism is based on our updated understanding of human nature and the challenges of living. For a philosophy to make sense to you, it must move out of the shadows cast by the dinosaur philosophies and religions of old and illuminate your current reality. Kirism does that.

A contemporary philosophy of life has to take a lot into account. How meaning works. The difference between life purpose and life purposes. The realities of work. The high bar tasks of self-obligation and self-authorship. The challenges of culture and society. What ethical action looks like. And much more.


Kirism does that intricate work. It is fresh, pertinent and useful. If no philosophy or religion has made enough sense to you, take a look at kirism and see what you think. Kirism is a vital philosophy designed to meet today’s challenges. Come see how much you’ll benefit when you make time for kirism, a philosophy of life that makes sense.

Volume 1 

Here is Volume 1 of kirism, free to you and free to share. It is made up of the first 12 books of kirism that together present a new, contemporary philosophy of life. To learn more about kirism, visit our FAQ page or dive right in and begin reading.

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