, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 103-110

Galois theory in variable categories

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The order-reversing bijection between field extensions and subgroups of the Galois group G follows from the equivalence between the opposite of the category of étale algebras and the category of discrete G-spaces [2]. We show that the basic ingredient for this equivalence of categories, and for various known generalizations, is a factorization system for variable categories.