The intuitionistic alternative set theory

K. Lano
1993 Annals of Pure and Applied Logic  
Lano, K., The intuitionistic alternative set theory, Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 59 (1993) 141-156. The Alternative Set Theory, as defined in Vopenka and Sochor, demonstrates how a set theory which avoids actually infinite sets can serve as a framework for much of classical mathematics. This paper defines a theory which can serve as an intuitionistic analogue of AST, and examines motivations for alternative formulations of classical AST from an intuitionistic and finitistic viewpoint. The
more » ... ntuitionistic AST uses appropriate modifications of the concepts of AST, with the notion of feasibility replacing Fniteness, and with new distinctions between alternative definitions of Countable Class and Revealment. Results of classical AST which are still valid in this new system are given, and an interpretation of the corresponding classical system in the intuitionistic system is defined. This shows that the adoption of an intuitionistic logic does not essentially deprive us of classical methods or results for AST.
doi:10.1016/0168-0072(93)90002-u fatcat:kjyvxy4tgbb5ze5ykouqjtlw3u