Nicolas Pleumekers,
nature protector and lawyer, founder
of the philosophy-of-life called “Paradisionism”
and of the ensuiing ethical conduct guideline called “Vivism”.


Paradisionism can be seen as a contemporary variant of former, in some cases many centuries old, philosophies and religions*, that point out the importance of respecting life and well-being of all kinds of living creatures.

One new element, that distinguishes Paradisionism from the mentioned older philosophies and religions is in the fact that besides respecting life and well-being of (only) humans and animals, also the optimally sparing of plants and microbes** is expressly mentioned and designated as an essential facet of applicating the underlying general principle.

Another new element is in the fact that Paradisionism explicitly points out that the observance of the mentioned principle is required in case man wants to live sustainably in the kind of paradisal circumstances that planet Earth can and is meant to offer also him.

The effective practising of the “respect for all life”-principle is elaborated in “Vivism”, which can be seen as an ethical conduct guideline that expands nature friendlyness of longstanding guidelines like Vegetarianism and Veganism optimally.

* (like for instance Bhuddism, existing since some time between the 6th and the 4th  century BCE).
 ** (microbes, of which existance is only known since the microscope was invented; on 9 October 1676 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reported the discovery of micro-organisms).


After foundation of Vivism

Since Vivism (by that time still encompassing Paradisionism) was founded in the early nineties Nic. Pleumekers has been perfectionating its theory and promoting it through a foundation.

In that context he also has been and still is exerting himself to popularise already existing as well as newly arosen principles of feeding and of other human behaviour aspects, which all can be regarded as sub-principles of the Vivistic general one;

such as:

  • Vegetarianism,
  • Veganism,
  • Raw-foodism,
  • Fruitarianism (which according to him can better be called “Fructarianism“),


  • Raw-Fructarianism,
  • Pure-Fructarianism,
  • Humanivism (Vivism relevant to humans; going beyond Humanism),
  • Animalivism (Vivism relevant to animals; going beyond Veganism),
  • Plantivism (Vivism relevant to plants),
  • Microbivism (Vivism relevant to microbes),
  • Envirovism (Vivism relevant to environment), and
  • Climativism (in principle only staying in and using products from one’s naturally own climate zone).

Since about 2010 a theme which he devotes a lot of attention is describing how paradisiacal planet Earth is meant to be and can be, on condition humanity behaves in the perfectly life-friendly (Vivistic) way.

This among others led to “Paradisionism” demerging from Vivism and thus becoming the philosophy-of-life, on which the ethical conduct guideline of Vivism is based.


Related pages:


“Nature friendly findings”                                 xxx

“As a lawyer”                                                      xxx

“Thinks that……”    (personal opinions)              xxx

“Recreationally”                                                  xxx

Some pictures from present and past                xxx