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Universal homotopy theories
 Adv. Math
"... Abstract. Begin with a small category C. The goal of this short note is to point out that there is such a thing as a ‘universal model category built from C’. We describe applications of this to the study of homotopy colimits, the DwyerKan theory of framings, to sheaf theory, and to the homotopy the ..."
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Abstract. Begin with a small category C. The goal of this short note is to point out that there is such a thing as a ‘universal model category built from C’. We describe applications of this to the study of homotopy colimits, the DwyerKan theory of framings, to sheaf theory, and to the homotopy theory of schemes. Contents
Homotopy limits and colimits and enriched homotopy theory
, 2006
"... Abstract. Homotopy limits and colimits are homotopical replacements for the usual limits and colimits of category theory, which can be approached either using classical explicit constructions or the modern abstract machinery of derived functors. Our first goal is to explain both and show their equiv ..."
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Abstract. Homotopy limits and colimits are homotopical replacements for the usual limits and colimits of category theory, which can be approached either using classical explicit constructions or the modern abstract machinery of derived functors. Our first goal is to explain both and show their equivalence. Our second goal is to generalize this result to enriched categories and homotopy weighted limits, showing that the classical explicit constructions still give the right answer in the abstract sense, thus partially bridging the gap between classical homotopy theory and modern abstract homotopy theory. To do this we introduce a notion of “enriched homotopical categories”, which are more general than enriched model categories, but are still a good place to do enriched homotopy theory. This demonstrates that the presence of enrichment often simplifies rather than complicates matters, and goes some way toward achieving a better understanding of “the role of homotopy in homotopy theory.” Contents