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The universal property of derived geometry

@article{Macpherson2017TheUP,
  title={The universal property of derived geometry},
  author={Andrew W. Macpherson},
  journal={arXiv: Category Theory},
  year={2017}
}
Derived geometry can be defined as the universal way to adjoin finite homotopical limits to a given category of manifolds compatibly with products and glueing. The point of this paper is to show that a construction closely resembling existing approaches to derived geometry in fact produces a geometry with this universal property. I also investigate consequences of this definition in particular in the differentiable setting, and compare the theory so obtained to D. Spivak's axioms for derived C… 
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