Does Anything Hold the Universe Together?

@article{Beebee2005DoesAH,
  title={Does Anything Hold the Universe Together?},
  author={Helen Beebee},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2005},
  volume={149},
  pages={509-533}
}
One of the hallmarks of traditional empiricism has been the repudiation of entities that are deemed to be mysterious, ineffable or too far removed from our experiential reach. Purported entities that have come under attack from empiricist quarters include universals, immaterial substances, the unobservable entities postulated by scientific theories, and even the material world. One purported feature of the world that has often been thought to fall foul of respectable empiricist principles is… CONTINUE READING