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  • n. Plural form of topos.


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  • Even though toposes appeared in the 1960's, in the context of algebraic geometry, again from the mind of Grothendieck, it was certainly Lawvere and Tierney's (1972) elementary axiomatization of a topos which gave impetus to its attaining foundational status.

    Category Theory

  • Connections with intuitionistic mathematics were noted early on, and toposes are still used to investigate models of various aspects of intuitionism (Lambek

    Category Theory


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