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Saarland University Computer Science

Completeness Theorems for First-Order Logic Analysed in Constructive Type Theory

Yannick Forster, Dominik Kirst, Dominik Wehr

Symposium on Logical Foundations Of Computer Science (LFCS 2020), January 4-7, 2020, Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.A., January 2020

We study various formulations of the completeness of first-order logic phrased in constructive type theory and mechanised in the Coq proof assistant. Specifically, we examine the completeness of variants of classical and intuitionistic natural deduction and sequent calculi with respect to model-theoretic, algebraic, and game semantics. As completeness with respect to standard model-theoretic semantics is not readily constructive, we analyse the assumptions necessary for particular syntax fragments and discuss non-standard semantics admitting assumption-free completeness. We contribute a reusable Coq library for first-order logic containing all results covered in this paper.

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