rules of type theories

- Bart jacobs, Categorical logic and type theory

p.121-123 lists the following as the basic rules of simple type theory:

(1) *identity*

$\frac{}{x:X\vdash x:X}$

(2) *function symbol*

$\frac{M_1:s_1\;\;\dots \;\; M_n:s_n}{F(M_1,\dots,M_n:s_{n+1})}$

for $F:s_1,\dots,s_n\to s_{n+1}$ in $\Sigma$

(3) *weakening*

$\frac{x_1:s_1,\;\dots\;x_n:s_n\vdash M:t}{x_1:s_1,\dots,x_n:s_n,x_{n+1},s_{n+1}\vdash M:t}$

(4) *contraction*

$\frac{\Gamma, x_n: s, x_{n+1}: s\vdash M:t}{\Gamma, x_n: s\vdash M[x_n / x_{n+1}]: t}$

(5) *exchange*

$\frac{\Gamma, x_i:s_i, x_{i+1}:s_{i+1},\Delta\vdash M: t}{\Gamma, x_i:s_{i+1}, x_{i+1}: s_i,\Delta\vdash M[x_i/x_{it1},x_{i+1}/x_i]:t}$

where we omitted (except in (4) and (5)) the $\Gamma \vdash$ which we could prefix to every typing judgement.

From these rule one can derive a further important rule:

(6) *substitution*

$\frac{x_n:s\vdash M:t\;\;\; N:s}{M[N/x_n]:t}$

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