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Categorification as a Heuristic Device

Corfield, David Neil (2004) Categorification as a Heuristic Device. [Preprint]

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Higher-dimensional algebra, also known as higher-dimensional category theory, is a large-scale contemporary effort to organise the contents of mathematics, that makes genuine contact with, and goes along the grain of, valued findings. It gives an account of the development of episodes from the past, and suggests lines for the future expansion of mathematics. In this paper I describe the power of this new language, and discuss some of the philosophical issues it raises.


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Corfield, David Neil
Keywords: Category theory, categorification
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Dr. David Corfield
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 2003
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2003

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