## A minimalist two-level foundation for constructive mathematics (811)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Maietti811aminimalist,

author = {Maria Emilia Maietti},

title = {A minimalist two-level foundation for constructive mathematics},

year = {811}

}

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### Abstract

We present a two-level theory to formalize constructive mathematics as advocated in a previous paper with G. Sambin [MS05]. One level is given by an intensional type theory, called Minimal type theory. This theory extends the set-theoretic version introduced in [MS05] with collections. The other level is given by an extensional set theory that is interpreted in the first one by means of a quotient model. This two-level theory has two main features: it is minimal among the most relevant foundations for constructive mathematics; it is constructive thanks to the way the extensional level is linked to the intensional one which fulfills the “proofs-as-programs ” paradigm and acts as a programming language.