By Michael Makkai

Utilizing the idea of different types as a framework, this ebook develops a duality conception for theories in first order common sense within which the twin of a idea is the class of its types with appropriate extra constitution. This duality conception resembles and generalizes M. H. Stone's recognized duality idea for Boolean algebras. As an software, Makkai derives a end result such as the well known definability theorem of E. W. Beth. This new definability theorem is expounded to theorems of descent in class idea and algebra and will even be acknowledged consequently in natural good judgment irrespective of class concept. Containing novel thoughts in addition to purposes of classical tools, this conscientiously written booklet indicates awareness to either association and aspect and should attract mathematicians and philosophers drawn to type thought.

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The notion of ultragroupoid is completely specified, in the general framework of Stone adjunctions, by the standard ultragroupoid Set • . As the notation indicates, this is a structure based on the groupoid Set of all sets: this is the category whose objects are the (small) sets, and whose arrows are the bijections, with the usual composition. In a sense, it is fortunate that I did not try to spell out the general concept of 2-dimensional Stone adjunction in [Ml] (in fact, I said in [Ml] (p. 163) that "we do not have a satisfactory formulation of it"), because the general concept I had in mind at the time of writing DUALITY AND DEFINABILITY IN FIRST ORDER LOGIC SECTION 4 27 [Ml] is not general enough for the present purposes!