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Tuesday Talks | Oliver Robinson | Online via ZOOM

22 November, 2022.7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Tuesday Talks


22nd November | 7.30pm until 9.00pm  | £6 | Online


Science and spirituality: partners in the quest for truth

This talk presents a new scheme for understanding how science and spirituality exist as complementary and harmonious domains of enquiry. Dr Robinson will argue that they are natural partners that feed off each other and balance each other. The argument starts with looking at their co-evolution through the modern era, and how they share the values of modernity in common; innovation, pluralism, experience-based knowledge, and the empowerment of the individual.


This complementary relationship between science and spirituality can be conceived dialectically via seven polarities, which together comprise the basis of the MODI (Multiple Overlapping Dialectics) model of how science and spirituality relate. These seven dialectics are: (1) Outer-Inner, (2) Personal-Impersonal, (3) Thinking-Feeling, (4) Thinking-Feeling, (5), Immanent-Transcendent (6), Mechanistic-Purposive, (7) Verbal-Ineffable. The model will be presented with examples and discussion.

About Oliver Robinson 

Oliver Robinson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, author of several books, and co-organiser of the Beyond the Brain conference series. He also writes on the relationship between science and spirituality, and on a range of interdisciplinary topics.

Find out more about him on his webpage at:



Buy his book Paths Between Head and Heart: Exploring the Harmonies of Science and Spirituality.


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22 November, 2022
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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