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The Strength of Some MartinLöf Type Theories
 Arch. Math. Logic
, 1994
"... One objective of this paper is the determination of the prooftheoretic strength of Martin Lof's type theory with a universe and the type of wellfounded trees. It is shown that this type system comprehends the consistency of a rather strong classical subsystem of second order arithmetic, n ..."
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One objective of this paper is the determination of the prooftheoretic strength of Martin Lof's type theory with a universe and the type of wellfounded trees. It is shown that this type system comprehends the consistency of a rather strong classical subsystem of second order arithmetic, namely the one with \Delta 1 2 comprehension and bar induction. As MartinLof intended to formulate a system of constructive (intuitionistic) mathematics that has a sound philosophical basis, this yields a constructive consistency proof of a strong classical theory. Also the prooftheoretic strength of other inductive types like Aczel's type of iterative sets is investigated in various contexts. Further, we study metamathematical relations between type theories and other frameworks for formalizing constructive mathematics, e.g. Aczel's set theories and theories of operations and classes as developed by Feferman. 0 Introduction MartinLof's intuitionistic theory of types was originally introduce...
The Strength of Some MartinLöf Type Theories
 ARCHIVE FOR MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
, 1994
"... One objective of this paper is the determination of the prooftheoretic strength of MartinLöf's type theory with a universe and the type of wellfounded trees. It is shown that this type system comprehends the consistency of a rather strong classical subsystem of second order arithmetic, name ..."
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One objective of this paper is the determination of the prooftheoretic strength of MartinLöf's type theory with a universe and the type of wellfounded trees. It is shown that this type system comprehends the consistency of a rather strong classical subsystem of second order arithmetic, namely the one with \Delta 1 2 comprehension and bar induction. As MartinLöf intended to formulate a system of constructive (intuitionistic) mathematics that has a sound philosophical basis, this yields a constructive consistency proof of a strong classical theory. Also the prooftheoretic strength of other inductive types like Aczel's type of iterative sets is investigated in various contexts. Further, we study metamathematical relations between type theories and other frameworks for formalizing constructive mathematics, e.g. Aczel's set theories and theories of operations and classes as developed by Feferman.
Inaccessibility in Constructive Set Theory and Type Theory
, 1998
"... This paper is the first in a series whose objective is to study notions of large sets in the context of formal theories of constructivity. The two theories considered are Aczel's constructive set theory (CZF) and MartinLof's intuitionistic theory of types. This paper treats Mahlo&apos ..."
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This paper is the first in a series whose objective is to study notions of large sets in the context of formal theories of constructivity. The two theories considered are Aczel's constructive set theory (CZF) and MartinLof's intuitionistic theory of types. This paper treats Mahlo's numbers which give rise classically to the enumerations of inaccessibles of all transfinite orders. We extend the axioms of CZF and show that the resulting theory, when augmented by the tertium non datur, is equivalent to ZF plus the assertion that there are inaccessibles of all transfinite orders. Finally the theorems of that extension of CZF are interpreted in an extension of MartinLof's intuitionistic theory of types by a universe. 1 Prefatory and historical remarks The paper is organized as follows: After recalling Mahlo's numbers and relating the history of universes in MartinLof type theory in section 1, we study notions of inaccessibility in the context of Aczel's constructive set theo...
Presheaf models of constructive set theories
, 2004
"... Abstract. We introduce a new kind of models for constructive set theories based on categories of presheaves. These models are a counterpart of the presheaf models for intuitionistic set theories defined by Dana Scott in the ’80s. We also show how presheaf models fit into the framework of Algebraic S ..."
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Abstract. We introduce a new kind of models for constructive set theories based on categories of presheaves. These models are a counterpart of the presheaf models for intuitionistic set theories defined by Dana Scott in the ’80s. We also show how presheaf models fit into the framework of Algebraic Set Theory and sketch an application to an independence result. 1. Variable sets in foundations and practice Presheaves are of central importance both for the foundations and the practice of mathematics. The notion of a presheaf formalizes well the idea of a variable set, that is relevant in all the areas of mathematics concerned with the study of indexed families of objects [19]. One may then readily see how presheaves are of interest also in foundations: both Cohen’s forcing models for classical set theories and Kripke models for intuitionistic logic involve the idea of sets indexed by stages. Constructive aspects start to emerge when one considers the internal logic of categories of presheaves. This logic, which does not include classical principles such as the law of the excluded middle, provides a useful language to manipulate objects
Realizability for constructive ZermeloFraenkel set theory
 STOLTENBERGHANSEN (EDS.): PROCEEDINGS OF THE LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 2003
, 2004
"... Constructive ZermeloFraenkel Set Theory, CZF, has emerged as a standard reference theory that relates to constructive predicative mathematics as ZFC relates to classical Cantorian mathematics. A hallmark of this theory is that it possesses a typetheoretic model. Aczel showed that it has a formulae ..."
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Constructive ZermeloFraenkel Set Theory, CZF, has emerged as a standard reference theory that relates to constructive predicative mathematics as ZFC relates to classical Cantorian mathematics. A hallmark of this theory is that it possesses a typetheoretic model. Aczel showed that it has a formulaeastypes interpretation in MartinLöf’s intuitionist theory of types [14, 15]. This paper, though, is concerned with a rather different interpretation. It is shown that Kleene realizability provides a selfvalidating semantics for CZF, viz. this notion of realizability can be formalized in CZF and demonstrably in CZF it can be verified that every theorem of CZF is realized. This semantics, then, is put to use in establishing several equiconsistency results. Specifically, augmenting CZF by wellknown principles germane to Russian constructivism and Brouwer’s intuitionism turns out to engender theories of equal prooftheoretic strength with the same stock of provably recursive functions.
The Mathematical Development Of Set Theory  From Cantor To Cohen
 The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic
, 1996
"... This article is dedicated to Professor Burton Dreben on his coming of age. I owe him particular thanks for his careful reading and numerous suggestions for improvement. My thanks go also to Jose Ruiz and the referee for their helpful comments. Parts of this account were given at the 1995 summer meet ..."
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This article is dedicated to Professor Burton Dreben on his coming of age. I owe him particular thanks for his careful reading and numerous suggestions for improvement. My thanks go also to Jose Ruiz and the referee for their helpful comments. Parts of this account were given at the 1995 summer meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic at Haifa, in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology logic seminar, and to the Paris Logic Group. The author would like to express his thanks to the various organizers, as well as his gratitude to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for its hospitality during the preparation of this article in the autumn of 1995.
Constructive set theories and their categorytheoretic models
 IN: FROM SETS AND TYPES TO TOPOLOGY AND ANALYSIS
, 2005
"... We advocate a pragmatic approach to constructive set theory, using axioms based solely on settheoretic principles that are directly relevant to (constructive) mathematical practice. Following this approach, we present theories ranging in power from weaker predicative theories to stronger impredicat ..."
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We advocate a pragmatic approach to constructive set theory, using axioms based solely on settheoretic principles that are directly relevant to (constructive) mathematical practice. Following this approach, we present theories ranging in power from weaker predicative theories to stronger impredicative ones. The theories we consider all have sound and complete classes of categorytheoretic models, obtained by axiomatizing the structure of an ambient category of classes together with its subcategory of sets. In certain special cases, the categories of sets have independent characterizations in familiar categorytheoretic terms, and one thereby obtains a rich source of naturally occurring mathematical models for (both predicative and impredicative) constructive set theories.