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Generalized geometric theories and set-generated classes


We introduce infinitary propositional theories over a set and their models which are subsets of the set, and define a generalized geometric theory as an infinitary propositional theory of a special form. The main result is that the class of models of a generalized geometric theory is set-generated. Here, a class $\mathcal{X}$ of subsets of a set is set-generated if there exists a subset G of $\mathcal{X}$ such that for each α ∈ $\mathcal{X}$ , and finitely enumerable subset τ of α there exists a subset β ∈ G such that τ ⊆ β ⊆ α. We show the main result in the constructive Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory (CZF) with an additional axiom, called the set generation axiom which is derivable in CZF, both from the relativized dependent choice scheme and from a regular extension axiom. We give some applications of the main result to algebra, topology and formal topology.

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