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This text and reference book on Category Theory, a branch of abstract algebra, is aimed not only at students of Mathematics, but also researchers and students of Computer Science, Logic, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, and any of the other fields that now make use of it. Containing clear definitions of the essential concepts, illuminated with numerous accessibl ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Clarendon Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Sandy Maguire
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Went through this book at a rate of one paragraph per week, and even that was too fast. If you're not a graduate-level mathematics student, don't even consider it. My reading group and I have switched to Bartosz Milewski's Category Theory for Programmers.

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Sandor Molnar
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The definitive starting point

So, if you are as into category theory as I am, I'd suggest to go through this one first. Clear, understandable, containing loads of examples and exercises to grasp the basics.

After this you may embark on Saunders' book. After all, Awodey was a doctoral student of Saunders'.
Andrew
Mar 05, 2009 rated it liked it
I find Category Theory really tough, but this filled in some of the missing pieces. My copy contains a lot of scribbles in the margins when I grasped a concept.
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