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Aspects of predicative algebraic set theory I: Exact Completion
 Ann. Pure Appl. Logic
"... This is the first in a series of three papers on Algebraic Set Theory. Its main purpose is to lay the necessary groundwork for the next two parts, one on ..."
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This is the first in a series of three papers on Algebraic Set Theory. Its main purpose is to lay the necessary groundwork for the next two parts, one on
Relating firstorder set theories, toposes and categories of classes
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, 2006
"... This paper introduces Basic Intuitionistic Set Theory BIST, and investigates it as a firstorder settheory extending the internal logic of elementary toposes. Given an elementary topos, together with the extra structure of a directed structural system of inclusions (dssi) on the topos, a forcingst ..."
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This paper introduces Basic Intuitionistic Set Theory BIST, and investigates it as a firstorder settheory extending the internal logic of elementary toposes. Given an elementary topos, together with the extra structure of a directed structural system of inclusions (dssi) on the topos, a forcingstyle interpretation of the language of firstorder set theory in the topos is given, which conservatively extends the internal logic of the topos. Since every topos is equivalent to one carrying a dssi, the language of firstorder has a forcing interpretation in every elementary topos. We prove that the set theory BIST+ Coll (where Coll is the strong Collection axiom) is sound and complete relative to forcing interpretations in toposes with natural numbers object (nno). Furthermore, in the case that the structural system of inclusions is superdirected, the full Separation schema is modelled. We show that every cocomplete topos and every realizability topos can be endowed (up to equivalence) with such a superdirected structural system of inclusions. This provides a uniform explanation for why such “realworld ” toposes model Separation. A large part of the paper is devoted to an alternative notion of categorytheoretic model for BIST, which, following the general approach of Joyal and Moerdijk’s Algebraic Set Theory, axiomatizes the structure possessed by categories of classes compatible with ∗Corresponding author. 1Previously, lecturer at HeriotWatt University (2000–2001), and the IT University of
On the existence of StoneČech compactification
, 2009
"... Introduction. In 1937 E. Čech and M.H. Stone independently introduced the maximal compactification of a completely regular topological space, thereafter called StoneČech compactification [8, 18]. In the introduction of [8] the nonconstructive character of this result is so described: “it must be e ..."
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Introduction. In 1937 E. Čech and M.H. Stone independently introduced the maximal compactification of a completely regular topological space, thereafter called StoneČech compactification [8, 18]. In the introduction of [8] the nonconstructive character of this result is so described: “it must be emphasized that β(S) [the StoneČech compactification of S] may be
On some peculiar aspects of the constructive theory of pointfree spaces
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Constructive Toposes with Countable Sums as Models of Constructive Set Theory
"... We define a constructive topos to be a locally cartesian closed pretopos. The terminology is supported by the fact that constructive toposes enjoy a relationship with constructive set theory similar to the relationship between elementary toposes and (impredicative) intuitionistic set theory. This pa ..."
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We define a constructive topos to be a locally cartesian closed pretopos. The terminology is supported by the fact that constructive toposes enjoy a relationship with constructive set theory similar to the relationship between elementary toposes and (impredicative) intuitionistic set theory. This paper elaborates upon one aspect of the relationship between constructive toposes and constructive set theory. We show that any constructive topos with countable coproducts provides a model of a standard constructive set theory, CZFExp (that is, the variant of Aczel’s Constructive ZermeloFraenkel set theory obtained by weakening Subset Collection to the Exponentiation axiom). The model is constructed as a category of classes, using ideas derived from Joyal and Moerdijk’s programme of algebraic set theory. A curiosity is that our model always validates the axiom V = Vω1 (in an appropriate formulation). Hence the full Separation schema is always refuted. 1.