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Where else has Proposition B1.3.17 in the Elephant been proved?

(I asked the same question here and got some helpful comments, but thought I'd re-ask in case I get a more direct response.) This is a sort of reference request. Proposition B1.3.17 in Johnstone's ...
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String diagrams for (weak) monoidal categories

Hi, In a strict monoidal category, where the associator, left and right unitor are identity morphisms we have the following relations between (string) diagrams: where $i_x$ and $e_x$ are the unit ...
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What is the history of the notion of subdivision of categories?

A recent answer by Peter May prompts me to ask a question which I have been considering to ask for several months. (The reason why I have not asked it before is that it is not directly related to my ...
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n-categories enriched in (n+1)-categories

Recall the notion of an $n$-cateogry $C$ enriched in a symmetric monoidal category. Instead of a set of $n$-morphisms $mor(a, b)$ (where $a$ and $b$ are compatible $(n{-}1)$-morphisms), we have an ...
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Is there a sense in which the homotopy theory of simplicial sets is the “paradigmatic” one?

I could not come up with a better title for my question. What I am asking is this (preemptive excuses to all experts in homotopy theory for naivetes of all kinds you may find herein): the ...
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Are reflective subcategories of complete infinity categories complete?

It is well known that reflective subcategories of complete categories are complete, and that limits in the subcategory are computed by taking the limit in the ambient category and applying the ...
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generalisations of the Seifert-van Kampen Theorem?

I have been reading Jacob Lurie's book "Higher Algebra", version May 8, 2011. One is grateful to him for covering such a lot of ground and for making it all so readily available. My attention was ...
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Higher categories as data structures

Still wading through higher category theory. I find the subject a bit intimidating, not so much for technical reasons, but because I lack sufficient intuition as to the motivation(s)/heuristics one ...
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Is there a name for this type of equivalence in a 2-category?

Recall in a $2$-category $X$, a $1$-cell $f:X\to Y$ is called an equivalence provided there exists a $1$-cell $g:Y\to X$ together with the data of a pair of isomorphisms $\eta_X: gf \to ...
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Untyped Higher Category Theory

I am currently trying to wade through the vast lake of higher category theory, a formidable task,or so it seems. In the process, it has occurred to me that there is a basic analogy in place with ...
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Do Cartesian fibrations preserve pullbacks?

If $F:C \to D$ is a Cartesian fibration of $\infty$-categories, I would like to show that $F$ preserves pullbacks. This seems intuitively clear, but I haven't found it in HTT (but perhaps I missed ...
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Adjoint functor theorem for infinity categories

In HTT, a version of the adjoint functor theorem for (locally) presentable infinity categories is proven (Corollary 5.5.2.9). Is there a more refined version of this somewhere, which more closely ...
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Is there a notion of “ribbon 2-category”?

It there some notion of ribbon 2-category, which would allow for, say, talking about the Seifert surface of links (which is a 1-morphism in some ribbon category) as a 2-morphism in the category? ...
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A slicker proof that an object must be initial

If $\mathcal{C}$ is a category and $\lambda:\Delta_D \to id_{\mathcal{C}}$ is a cone for the identity functor, and $F:J \to \mathcal{C}$ is a functor such that $F\lambda:\Delta_D \to F$ is a limiting ...
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On small generators of an infinity category

Suppose that $\mathcal{C}$ is an $\infty$-category with pullbacks and small coproducts. Suppose that $\mathcal{D}$ is a small subcategory for every object $C,$ the canonical map ...
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Pseudofunctors out of the lax Gray tensor product

I feel like I should know the answer to this, but I don't think I do. The Gray tensor product of 2-categories $C$ and $D$ is a "fattening up" of the cartesian product $C\times D$ in which the ...
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Descent of Morphisms of Sheaves

While reading Brylinski I am trying to understand the descent of morphisms of sheaves. In trying to form a new definition of a presheaf $A$ over a space $X$, we associate to each surjective local ...
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Limitations on model-categorical presentations

In higher category theory, it is common that a weak structure cannot be strictified in all directions simultaneously. For instance, a monoidal category is not (in general) equivalent to one that is ...
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Canonical topology for infinity topoi revisited.

A while ago I asked this quetion: Canonical topology for big infinity topoi and this question: How to resolve size issues with the regular epimorphism topology Let me first summarize some of what I ...
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compact objects in model categories and $(\infty,1)$-categories

In an ordinary category $C$, one says that an object $X$ is $\kappa$-compact if the representable functor $Hom(X,-)\colon C \to Set$ preserves $\kappa$-filtered colimits. We say $C$ is locally ...
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Pushforwards of stacks of algebras?

This is a refined/sheafified version of this previos question of mine. Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a ringed space or more in general a ringed stack, where the structure sheaf $\mathcal{O}_X$ is a ...
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$(\infty, 1)$-Yoneda embedding via the Grothendieck construction

Let $C$ be a quasi-category. Then there is an imbedding $$ C^{op} \times C \to \mathrm{Kan}$$ where $\mathrm{Kan}$ is the quasi-category of Kan complexes. This is essentially constructed in Lurie's ...
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TQFTs with target category of higher type than the source

In the classical version of the Cobordism Hypothesis, such as, e.g., in Jacob Lurie's On the Classification of Topological Field Theories, one considers the $\infty$-category of symmetric monoidal ...
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local model structure on simplicial presheaves

Hello, Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a (small) category equipped with a Grothendieck pretopology. Let $sPSh(\mathcal{C})$ be the category of simplicial presheaves on $\mathcal{C}$, together with its ...
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Generating acyclic cofibrations for the various model structures in higher category theory

There are a number of model categories important in higher category theory, which provide a "presentation" of some $\infty$-category of $\infty$-categories. For example: The Joyal model structure on ...
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Cartesian cubes and groupoids

Given a groupoid $G,$ one can consider the canonical epimorphism $$G_0 \to G.$$ Since it is an epimorphism in the $2$-topos of groupoids, $G$ is the weak colimit of the corresponding Cech diagram ...
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gluing bundles as a 2-colimit

Is the gluing of bundles from not-necessarily trivial bundles just some kind of 2-colimit?
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Exact sequences in homotopy categories

I am not really familiar with homotopical category theory, so please forgive me if I make rude mistakes. I know quite a bit of common category theory, as well as familiar with algebraic topology. How ...
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How can I see that the slice of a presheaf category is equivalent to the presheaf category of the category of elements?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a small category and $P$ a presheaf on $\mathcal{C}$. Then there is an equivalence $$\widehat{\mathcal{C}} / P \cong \widehat{\int_{\mathcal{C}}} P$$ Now there are (at least) two ...
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Higher categories in logic

I've read somewhere (probably in the nlab) that higher category theory has application in logic. By the way since now the only applications of higher category theory I've seen are in homotopy theory ...
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Detecting equivalences of (infinity) categories by nerves

I have two questions: Is there a way to tell if a functor $F:C \to D$ between two small categories is an equivalence in terms of the map $$N(F):N(C) \to N(D)$$ between simplicial sets? More ...
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A 2-category of chain complexes, chain maps, and chain homotopies?

First-time here... I hope my question isn't silly or anything... anyway... Consider the category of chain complexes and chain maps. We can also define chain homotopies between chain maps. Does this ...
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Segal's Original Definition of a Topological Category

Nowadays we can associate to a topological space $X$ a category called the fundamental (or Poincare) $\infty$-groupoid given by taking $Sing(X)$. There are many different categories that one can ...
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Writing an infinity groupoid as a colimit of sets

If we are given a simplicial set $X:\Delta^{op} \to Set$, we may regard it as a \emph{simplicial} simplicial set, i.e. a bisimplicial set by composing with the "constant" inclusion $Set \to ...
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Why are sheaves not preserved in this case?

Suppose that $C$ is a Grothendieck site, and $\mathscr{X}$ is a stack over $C$ (which is NOT equivalent to a sheaf). Let $$\pi_{\mathscr{X}}:\int_{C} \mathscr{X}\to C$$ denote the associated fibered ...
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Cohesive ∞-toposes for analytic geometry

There is a class of big ∞-toposes that come with a good supply of intrinsic notions of differential geometry and differential cohomology: called cohesive ∞-toposes (after Lawvere's cohesive toposes). ...
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Fibration of Batanin/Leinster $\omega$-groupoids

Is there (defined somewhere) a notion of fibration between two weak $\omega$-groupoids in the sense of Batanin/Leinster? I tried to search on Google and in Higher Operads, Higher Categories of Tom ...
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How do various notions of natural transformation relate to various notions of homotopy in $2Cat$?

In what follows, $2$-categories will be strict, and "$2$-functor" will mean "strict $2$-functor". (Please mention which terminological conventions you are using when answering.) I guess that the ...
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Why is the Street nerve of the Gray tensor product $[1]\otimes [1]$ isomorphic to $[1]\times [1]$

Recall that given two strict ω-categories $A$ and $B$, their lax Gray tensor product $A\otimes B$ is sent to the Verity-Gray tensor product of their associated complicial sets ...
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Computations in $\infty$-categories

Direct to the point. Since now I've looked a lot of presentations of $\infty$-categories, but it seems that the only way to do explicit computations on these objects is via model categories. Is that ...
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Does the category of strict $2$-categories together with Dwyer-Kan equivalences provide a model for $(\infty,1)$-categories?

The question is the title. In what follows, all $2$-categories and $2$-functors will be strict. Let $2-Cat$ denote the categories whose objects are $2$-categories and whose morphisms are ...
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Separation condition for higher Deligne-Mumford stacks

Let $X$ be a stack of $n$-groupoids on the site of affine schemes over a fixed base, with the etale topology. If $n=1$ then for $X$ to be Deligne-Mumford, aside from having an etale atlas from an ...
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Weak algebraic structures

The following question can be thought as a sequel of this one. Here I'm looking for a big list of example of weak algebraic structures: here weak means that the structure (i.e. operations) need not ...
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Universal polygraphic factorization of strict ω-categories relative to a cobase

Recall from 1 that a cofibration of strict ω-categories is a retract of relative $I$-cell complexes, where $I$ denotes the set of boundary inclusions $\partial D^n \hookrightarrow D^n$, where $D_n$ ...
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Canonical topology for big infinity topoi

It is well known that for $E$ a Grothendieck topos, (by appropriately making use of universes) $E$ carries the canonical Grothendieck topology generated by jointly surjective epimorphisms, say $J$, ...
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Flatness for infinity functors

It is well known that for ordinary categories, if $C$ has finite limits and $D$ is cocomplete, and $A:C \to D $ is left-exact (i.e. preserves finite limits) then the left-Kan extension of $F$ along ...
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Is the first differential Pontryagin class a morphism of stacks?

In Cech Cocycles for Characteristic Classes, Jean-Luc Brylinski and Dennis McLaughlin provide explicit formulas for Cech cocycles for characteristic classes of real and complex vector bundles, and ...
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Are higher categories useful?

Of course, personally, I think the answer is a big Yes! However once, a while ago, while giving a talk about higher category theory, I was asked a question about whether higher category theory was ...
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Classification of principal G-bundles over a differentiable stack

According to "Notes on differentiable stacks" by Heinloth, the classifying stack will also classify $G$-bundles on stacks. (Remark 2.13) (Here $G$ is a Lie group.) My questions are: (1) What ...
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Presheaves on a complete Segal space

Let C be an $(\infty,1)$-category, incarnated as a complete Segal space, hence in particular a bisimplicial set. Is there a model structure on the slice category of bisimplicial sets over C which ...