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Gödel-McKinsey-Tarski and Blok-Esakia for Heyting-Lewis Implication

05/05/2021
by   Jim de Groot, et al.
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Heyting-Lewis Logic is the extension of intuitionistic propositional logic with a strict implication connective that satisfies the constructive counterparts of axioms for strict implication provable in classical modal logics. Variants of this logic are surprisingly widespread: they appear as Curry-Howard correspondents of (simple type theory extended with) Haskell-style arrows, in preservativity logic of Heyting arithmetic, in the proof theory of guarded (co)recursion, and in the generalization of intuitionistic epistemic logic. Heyting-Lewis Logic can be interpreted in intuitionistic Kripke frames extended with a binary relation to account for strict implication. We use this semantics to define descriptive frames (generalisations of Esakia spaces), and establish a categorical duality between the algebraic interpretation and the frame semantics. We then adapt a transformation by Wolter and Zakharyaschev to translate Heyting-Lewis Logic to classical modal logic with two unary operators. This allows us to prove a Blok-Esakia theorem that we then use to obtain both known and new canonicity and correspondence theorems, and the finite model property and decidability for a large family of Heyting-Lewis logics.

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