A Modern Perspective on Type Theory: From its Origins Until Today

A Modern Perspective on Type Theory: From its Origins Until Today

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By (author) Fairouz D. Kamareddine, By (author) Twan Laan, By (author) Rob Nederpelt

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  • Publisher: Springer
  • Format: Paperback | 374 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 19mm | 529g
  • Publication date: 22 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Dordrecht
  • ISBN 10: 904816639X
  • ISBN 13: 9789048166398
  • Edition statement: 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2004
  • Illustrations note: biography

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This book provides an overview of type theory. The first part of the book is historical, yet at the same time, places historical systems in the modern setting. The second part deals with modern type theory as it developed since the 1940s, and with the role of propositions as types (or proofs as terms. The third part proposes new systems that bring more advantages together.

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"This book has evolved from a number of projects by the authors ... into aspects of the evolution of calculus and type theory in Logic, Mathematics and Computation. ... The crown of this collaboration is this very rich and well written book ... . This book not only gives a nice and concise overview ... but also a mathematically precise and faithful reconstruction of the different type theories ... . I expect the book will be a major work of reference ... ." H.C.M. De Swart, Journal of Logic, Language and Information, Vol. 15, 2006

Table of contents

Preface. Preliminaries. Overview of this book. Acknowledgements. Introduction. I: The Evolution of Type Theory until the 1940s. 1. Prehistory. 1.a. Paradox threats. 1.b. Paradox threats in formal systems. 2. Type theory in Pricipia Mathematica. 2.a. Principia's propositional functions. 2.b. The Ramified Theory of Types RTT. 2.c. Properties of RTT. 2.d. Legal propositional functions. Conclusions. 3. Deramification. 3.a. History of the deramification. 3.b. The Simple Theory of Types STT. 3.c. Are orders to be blamed? Conclusions. II: Propositions as Types, Pure Type Systems, AUTOMATH. 4. Propositions as Types and Pure Type Systems. 4.a. Propositions as types and proofs as terms (PAT). 4.b. Lambda calculus. 4.c. Pure type systems. 5. The pre-PAT and STT in PAT-style. 5.a. RTT in PAT-style. 5.b. STT in PAT-style. 6. A correspondence between RTT and the system Nuprl. 6.a. On the role of orders. 6.b. The Nuprl type system. 6.c. RTT in Nuprl. Conclusions. 7. Automath. 7.a. Description of AUTOMATH. 7.b. From AUT-68 towards a PTS. 7.c. lambda68. 7.d. More suitable pure type systems for AUTOMATH. Conclusions. III: Extensions of Pure Type Systems. 8. Pure type systems with definitions. 8.a. Definitions in contexts. 8.b. Definitions in the terms and the contexts. 9. The Barendregt cube with parameters. 9.a.On parameters in the Barendregt cube. 9.b. The Barendregt cube refined with parameters. 10. Pure Type Systems with parameters and definitions. 10.a. Parametric constraints and definitions. 10.b. Properties of terms. 10.c. Properties of legal terms. 10.d. Restrictive use of parameters. 10.e. Systems in the redefined Barendregt cube. 10.f. First-order predicate logic. Conclusions: yet another extension of PTSs? Practical motivation. The heart of type theory. Future work. A: Type Systems in this Book. A.a. Pure Type Systems. A.b. The Barendregt cube. A.c. The Ramified Theory of Types. A.d. The Simple Theory of Types. A.e. Church's simply typed lambda-calculus lambda-->Church. A.f. A fragment of Nuprl in PTS-style. A.g. AUTOMATH. A.h. Pure Type Systems with definitions. A.i. Pure Type Systems with parametric constants. A.j. A CD-PTS and its subsystems. Bibliography. Subject Index. Name Index. List of Figures.