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Notes on Constructive Set Theory
, 1997
"... Contents 1 Introduction 11 2 Some Axiom Systems 21 2.1 Classical Set Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.2 Intuitionistic Set Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.3 Constructive Set Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.3.1 CZF 0 . . . . ..."
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Contents 1 Introduction 11 2 Some Axiom Systems 21 2.1 Classical Set Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.2 Intuitionistic Set Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.3 Constructive Set Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.3.1 CZF 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.3.2 Constructive Zermelo Fraenkel, CZF . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.3.3 Basic Constructive Set Theory, BCST . . . . . . . . . 23 3 Elementary Mathematics in Constructive Set Theory 31 3.1 Class Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 3.2 Pairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.2.1 Ordered Pairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.2.2 Cartesian Products of Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.2.3 Relations and Functions between Classes . . . . . . . . 33 3.3 The class of Natural
Total Functional Programming
 Journal of Universal Computer Science
, 2004
"... We now define the notion, already discussed, of an effectively calculable function of positive integers by identifying it with the notion of a recursive function of positive integers (or of a lambdadefinable function of positive integers). The phrase in parentheses refers to the apparatus which Chur ..."
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We now define the notion, already discussed, of an effectively calculable function of positive integers by identifying it with the notion of a recursive function of positive integers (or of a lambdadefinable function of positive integers). The phrase in parentheses refers to the apparatus which Church had developed to investigate this and other problems in the foundations of mathematics: the calculus of lambda conversion. Both the Thesis and the lambda calculus have been of seminal influence on the development of Computing Science. The main subject of this article is the lambda calculus but I will begin with a brief sketch of the emergence of the Thesis. The epistemological status of Church’s Thesis is not immediately clear from the above quotation and remains a matter of debate, as is explored in other papers of this volume. My own view, which I will state but not elaborate here, is that the thesis is empirical because it relies for its significance on a claim about what can be calculated by mechanisms. This becomes clearer in
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, namely ..."
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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...
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
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's numbers whi ..."
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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...
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, namely th ..."
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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.
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.
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.
The Realm of Ordinal Analysis
 SETS AND PROOFS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE LOGIC COLLOQUIUM '97
, 1997
"... A central theme running through all the main areas of Mathematical Logic is the classification of sets, functions or theories, by means of transfinite hierarchies whose ordinal levels measure their `rank' or `complexity' in some sense appropriate to the underlying context. In Proof Theory this is ma ..."
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A central theme running through all the main areas of Mathematical Logic is the classification of sets, functions or theories, by means of transfinite hierarchies whose ordinal levels measure their `rank' or `complexity' in some sense appropriate to the underlying context. In Proof Theory this is manifest in the assignment of `proof theoretic ordinals' to theories, gauging their `consistency strength' and `computational power'. Ordinaltheoretic proof theory came into existence in 1936, springing forth from Gentzen's head in the course of his consistency proof of arithmetic. To put it roughly, ordinal analyses attach ordinals in a given representation system to formal theories. Though this area of mathematical logic has is roots in Hilbert's "Beweistheorie "  the aim of which was to lay to rest all worries about the foundations of mathematics once and for all by securing mathematics via an absolute proof of consistency  technical results in pro...