The relation reflection scheme

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  • Authors:
  • Peter Aczel


We introduce a new axiom scheme for constructive set theory, the Relation Reflection Scheme (RRS). Each instance of this scheme is a theorem of the classical set theory ZF. In the constructive set theory CZF-, when the axiom scheme is combined with the axiom of Dependent Choices (DC), the result is equivalent to the scheme of Relative Dependent Choices (RDC). In contrast to RDC, the scheme RRS is preserved in Heyting-valued models of CZF- using set-generated frames. We give an application of the scheme to coinductive definitions of classes. © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages6
JournalMathematical Logic Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008