Steps toward the weak higher category of weak higher categories in the globular setting

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Mathematics, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia.

Abstract

We start this article by rebuilding higher operads of weak higher transformations, and correct those in \cite{Cambat}. As in \cite{Cambat} we propose an operadic approach for weak higher $n$-transformations, for each $n\in\mathbb{N}$, where such weak higher $n$-transformations are seen as algebras for specific contractible higher operads. The last chapter of this article asserts that, up to precise hypotheses, the higher operad $B^{0}_{C}$ of Batanin and the terminal higher operad $B^{0}_{S_{u}}$, both have the fractal property. In other words we isolate the precise technical difficulties behind a major problem in globular higher category theory, namely, that of proving the existence of the globular weak higher category of globular weak higher categories.

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