Definable and Nondefinable Notions of Structure
Abstract
Definability is a key notion in the theory of Grothendieck fibrations that characterises when an external property of objects can be accessed from within the internal logic of the base of a fibration. In this paper we consider a generalisation of definability from properties of objects to structures on objects, introduced by Shulman under the name local representability. We first develop some general theory and show how to recover existing notions due to Bénabou and Johnstone as special cases. We give several examples of definable and non definable notions o structure, focusing on algebraic weak factorisation systems, which can be naturally viewed as notions of structure on codomain fibrations. Regarding definability, we give a sufficient criterion for cofibrantly generated awfs's to be definable, generalising a construction of the universe for cubical sets, but also including some very different looking examples that do not satisfy tininess in the internal sense, that exponential functors have a right adjoint. Our examples of non definability include the identification of logical principles holding for the interval objects in simplicial sets and BezemCoquandHuber cubical sets that suffice to show a certain definition of Kan fibration is not definable.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 2022
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2206.13643
 Bibcode:
 2022arXiv220613643S
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Logic;
 Computer Science  Logic in Computer Science;
 Mathematics  Category Theory;
 03G30;
 18N40