An instance of Stratified Comprehension
is called strictly impredicative iff, under minimal stratification, the type of x is 0. Using the technology of forcing, we prove that the fragment of NF based on strictly impredicative Stratified Comprehension is consistent. A crucial part in this proof, namely showing genericity of a certain symmetric filter, is due to Robert Solovay.
As a bonus, our interpretation also satisfies some instances of Stratified Comprehension which are not strictly impredicative. For example, it verifies existence of Frege natural numbers.
Apparently, this is a new subsystem of NF shown to be consistent. The consistency question for the whole theory NF remains open (since 1937).
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