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A category-theoretic characterization of almost measurable cardinals

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Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society
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Keywords Almost measurable cardinals; accessible categories; abstract elementary classes; Galois-types; locality
Description Through careful analysis of an argument of [Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 145 (2017), pp. 1317-1327], we show that the powerful image of any accessible functor is closed under colimits of kappa-chains, kappa a sufficiently large almost measurable cardinal. This condition on powerful images, by methods resembling those of [J. Symb. Log. 81 (2016), pp. 151-165], implies kappa-locality of Galois-types. As this, in turn, implies sufficient measurability of kappa, via [Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 145 (2017), pp. 4517-4532], we obtain an equivalence: a purely category-theoretic characterization of almost measurable cardinals.
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