Horst Herrlich

Horst Herrlich (b. September 11, 1937; d. March 13, 2015) was a German mathematician, known primarily for work in general topology using methods of category theory. He is the author of a book on the axiom of choice.

On category theory with emphasis on concrete categories:

- Jiří Adámek, Horst Herrlich, George Strecker,
*Abstract and Concrete Categories – The Joy of Cats*, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1990), reprinted in: Reprints in Theory and Applications of Categories**17**(2006) 1-507 (tac:tr17, webpage, pdf)

On category theoretic aspects of general topology:

- Horst Herrlich, George Strecker,
*Categorical topology – Its origins as exemplified by the unfolding of the theory of topological reflections and coreflections before 1971*(pdf), pages 255-341 in: C. E. Aull, R Lowen (eds.),*Handbook of the History of General Topology. Vol. 1*, Kluwer 1997 (doi:10.1007/978-94-017-0468-7)

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