Expressing ‘The Structure of’ in Homotopy Type Theory

Corfield, David (2017) Expressing ‘The Structure of’ in Homotopy Type Theory. Synthese, . ISSN 0039-7857. E-ISSN 1573-0964. (In press) (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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As a new foundational language for mathematics with its very different idea as to the status of logic, we should expect homotopy type theory to shed new light on some of the problems of philosophy which have been treated by logic. In this article, definite description, and in particular its employment within mathematics, is formulated within the type theory. Homotopy type theory has been proposed as an inherently structuralist foundational language for mathematics. Using the new formulation of definite descriptions, opportunities to express ‘the structure of’ within homotopy type theory are explored, and it is shown there is little or no need for this expression.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: David Corfield
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 08:22 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 14:59 UTC
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