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Boundedness And Complete Distributivity
 IV, Appl. Categ. Structures
"... . We extend the concept of constructive complete distributivity so as to make it applicable to ordered sets admitting merely bounded suprema. The KZdoctrine for bounded suprema is of some independent interest and a few results about it are given. The 2category of ordered sets admitting bounded ..."
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. We extend the concept of constructive complete distributivity so as to make it applicable to ordered sets admitting merely bounded suprema. The KZdoctrine for bounded suprema is of some independent interest and a few results about it are given. The 2category of ordered sets admitting bounded suprema over which nonempty infima distribute is shown to be biequivalent to a 2category defined in terms of idempotent relations. As a corollary we obtain a simple construction of the nonnegative reals. 1. Introduction 1.1. The main theorem of [RW1] exhibited a biequivalence between the 2category of (constructively) completely distributive lattices and suppreserving arrows, and the idempotent splitting completion of the 2category of relations  relative to any base topos. Somewhat in passing in [RW1], it was pointed out that this biequivalence provides a simple construction of the closed unit interval ([0; 1]; ), namely as the ordered set of downsets for the idempotent relat...
Geometric and higher order logic in terms of abstract Stone duality
 THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF CATEGORIES
, 2000
"... The contravariant powerset, and its generalisations ΣX to the lattices of open subsets of a locally compact topological space and of recursively enumerable subsets of numbers, satisfy the Euclidean principle that φ ∧ F (φ) =φ ∧ F (⊤). Conversely, when the adjunction Σ (−) ⊣ Σ (−) is monadic, this ..."
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The contravariant powerset, and its generalisations ΣX to the lattices of open subsets of a locally compact topological space and of recursively enumerable subsets of numbers, satisfy the Euclidean principle that φ ∧ F (φ) =φ ∧ F (⊤). Conversely, when the adjunction Σ (−) ⊣ Σ (−) is monadic, this equation implies that Σ classifies some class of monos, and the Frobenius law ∃x.(φ(x) ∧ ψ) =(∃x.φ(x)) ∧ ψ) for the existential quantifier. In topology, the lattice duals of these equations also hold, and are related to the Phoa principle in synthetic domain theory. The natural definitions of discrete and Hausdorff spaces correspond to equality and inequality, whilst the quantifiers considered as adjoints characterise open (or, as we call them, overt) and compact spaces. Our treatment of overt discrete spaces and open maps is precisely dual to that of compact Hausdorff spaces and proper maps. The category of overt discrete spaces forms a pretopos and the paper concludes with a converse of Paré’s theorem (that the contravariant powerset functor is monadic) that characterises elementary toposes by means of the monadic and Euclidean properties together with all quantifiers, making no reference to subsets.
Subspaces in abstract Stone duality
 Theory and Applications of Categories
, 2002
"... ABSTRACT. By abstract Stone duality we mean that the topology or contravariant powerset functor, seen as a selfadjoint exponential Σ (−) on some category, is monadic. Using Beck’s theorem, this means that certain equalisers exist and carry the subspace topology. These subspaces are encoded by idemp ..."
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ABSTRACT. By abstract Stone duality we mean that the topology or contravariant powerset functor, seen as a selfadjoint exponential Σ (−) on some category, is monadic. Using Beck’s theorem, this means that certain equalisers exist and carry the subspace topology. These subspaces are encoded by idempotents that play a role similar to that of nuclei in locale theory. Paré showed that any elementary topos has this duality, and we prove it intuitionistically for the category of locally compact locales. The paper is largely concerned with the construction of such a category out of one that merely has powers of some fixed object Σ. It builds on Sober Spaces and Continuations, where the related but weaker notion of abstract sobriety was considered. The construction is done first by formally adjoining certain equalisers that Σ (−) takes to coequalisers, then using Eilenberg–Moore algebras, and finally presented as a lambda calculus similar to the axiom of comprehension in set theory. The comprehension calculus has a normalisation theorem, by which every type can
An Elementary Theory of the Category of Locally Compact Locales
, 2003
"... The category of locally compact locales over any elementary topos is characterised by means of the axioms of abstract Stone duality (monadicity of the topology, considered as a selfadjoint exponential # , and Scott continuity, F# = ##. ..."
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The category of locally compact locales over any elementary topos is characterised by means of the axioms of abstract Stone duality (monadicity of the topology, considered as a selfadjoint exponential # , and Scott continuity, F# = ##.
MONAD COMPOSITIONS I: GENERAL CONSTRUCTIONS AND RECURSIVE DISTRIBUTIVE LAWS
"... ABSTRACT. New techniques for constructing a distributive law of a monad over another are studied using submonads, quotient monads, product monads, recursivelydefined distributive laws, and linear equations. Sequel papers will consider distributive laws in closed categories and will construct monad ..."
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ABSTRACT. New techniques for constructing a distributive law of a monad over another are studied using submonads, quotient monads, product monads, recursivelydefined distributive laws, and linear equations. Sequel papers will consider distributive laws in closed categories and will construct monad approximations for compositions which fail to be a monad. 1.
MONADS AS EXTENSION SYSTEMS —NO ITERATION IS NECESSARY
"... Abstract. We introduce a description of the algebras for a monad in terms of extension systems, similar to the one for monads given in [Manes, 1976]. We rewrite distributive laws for monads and wreaths in terms of this description, avoiding the iteration of the functors involved. We give a profuncto ..."
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Abstract. We introduce a description of the algebras for a monad in terms of extension systems, similar to the one for monads given in [Manes, 1976]. We rewrite distributive laws for monads and wreaths in terms of this description, avoiding the iteration of the functors involved. We give a profunctorial explanation of why Manes’ description of monads in terms of extension systems works. 1.
Continuous Categories Revisited
, 2003
"... Generalizing the fact that Scott's continuous lattices form the equational hull of the class of all algebraic lattices, we describe an equational hull of LFP, the category of locally finitely presentable categories, over CAT. Up to a settheoretical hypothesis this hull is formed by the category of ..."
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Generalizing the fact that Scott's continuous lattices form the equational hull of the class of all algebraic lattices, we describe an equational hull of LFP, the category of locally finitely presentable categories, over CAT. Up to a settheoretical hypothesis this hull is formed by the category of all precontinuous categories, i.e., categories in which limits and filtered colimits distribute. This concept is closely related to the continuous categories of P. T. Johnstone and A. Joyal. 1.
DUALITY FOR CCD LATTICES
"... Abstract. The 2category of constructively completely distributive lattices is shown to be bidual to a 2category of generalized orders that admits a monadic schizophrenic object biadjunction over the 2category of ordered sets. 1. ..."
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Abstract. The 2category of constructively completely distributive lattices is shown to be bidual to a 2category of generalized orders that admits a monadic schizophrenic object biadjunction over the 2category of ordered sets. 1.