We show that the categoricity of second-order Peano axioms can be proved from the comprehension axioms. We also show that the categoricity of second-order Zermelo–Fraenkel axioms, given the order type of the ordinals, can be proved from the comprehension axioms. Thus these well-known categoricity results do not need the so-called “full” second-order logic, the Henkin second-order logic is enough. We also address the question of “consistency” of these axiom systems in the second-order sense, that is, the question of existence of models for these systems. In both cases we give a consistency proof, but naturally we have to assume more than the mere comprehension axioms.
"Internal Categoricity in Arithmetic and Set Theory." Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 56 (1) 121 - 134, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1215/00294527-2835038