Martin Escardo 2011.

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{-# OPTIONS --without-K --exact-split --safe #-}

module DecidableAndDetachable where

open import SpartanMLTT
open import Two
open import UF-Subsingletons
open import UF-PropTrunc

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We look at decidable propositions and subsets (using the terminogy
"detachable" for the latter").

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¬¬-elim :  {U} {A : U ̇}  decidable A  ¬¬ A  A
¬¬-elim (inl a) f = a
¬¬-elim (inr g) f = 𝟘-elim(f g)

negation-preserves-decidability :  {U} {A : U ̇}
decidable A  decidable(¬ A)
negation-preserves-decidability (inl a) = inr  f  f a)
negation-preserves-decidability (inr g) = inl g

which-of :  {U V} {A : U ̇} {B : V ̇}
A + B  Σ \(b : 𝟚)  (b    A) × (b    B)

which-of (inl a) =  , ((λ r  a) ,  ()))
which-of (inr b) =  , ((λ ()) ,  r  b))

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Notice that in Agda the term λ () is a proof of an implication that
holds vacuously, by virtue of the premise being false.  In the above
example, the first occurrence is a proof of ₀ ≡ ₁ → B, and the second
one is a proof of ₁ ≡ ₀ → A.

The following is a special case we are interested in:

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boolean-value :  {U} {A : U ̇}
decidable A  Σ \(b : 𝟚)  (b    A) × (b    ¬ A)
boolean-value = which-of

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Notice that this b is unique (Agda exercise) and that the converse
also holds. In classical mathematics it is posited that all
propositions have binary truth values, irrespective of whether they
have BHK-style witnesses. And this is precisely the role of the
principle of excluded middle in classical mathematics.  The following
requires choice, which holds in BHK-style constructive mathematics:

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indicator :  {U V} {X : U ̇}  {A B : X  V ̇}
((x : X)  A x + B x)
Σ \(p : X  𝟚)  (x : X)  (p x    A x) × (p x    B x)
indicator {U} {V} {X} {A} {B} h =  x  pr₁(lemma₁ x)) ,  x  pr₂(lemma₁ x))
where
lemma₀ : (x : X)  (A x + B x)  Σ \b  (b    A x) × (b    B x)
lemma₀ x = which-of

lemma₁ : (x : X)  Σ \b  (b    A x) × (b    B x)
lemma₁ = λ x  lemma₀ x (h x)

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We again have a particular case of interest.  Detachable subsets,
defined below, are often known as decidable subsets. Agda doesn't
slighly non-universal terminology.

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detachable :  {U V} {X : U ̇} (A : X  V ̇)  U  V ̇
detachable A =  x  decidable(A x)

characteristic-function :  {U V} {X : U ̇} {A : X  V ̇}
detachable A  Σ \(p : X  𝟚)  (x : X)  (p x    A x) × (p x    ¬(A x))
characteristic-function = indicator

co-characteristic-function :  {U V} {X : U ̇} {A : X  V ̇}
detachable A  Σ \(p : X  𝟚)  (x : X)  (p x    ¬(A x)) × (p x    A x)
co-characteristic-function d = indicator x  +-commutative(d x))

decidable-closed-under-Σ :  {U V} {X : U ̇} {Y : X  V ̇}  is-prop X
decidable X  ((x : X)  decidable (Y x))  decidable (Σ Y)
decidable-closed-under-Σ {U} {V} {X} {Y} isp d e = g d
where
g : decidable X  decidable (Σ Y)
g (inl x) = h (e x)
where
φ : Σ Y  Y x
φ (x' , y) = transport Y (isp x' x) y

h : decidable(Y x)  decidable (Σ Y)
h (inl y) = inl (x , y)
h (inr v) = inr (contrapositive φ v)

g (inr u) = inr (contrapositive pr₁ u)

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Notice that p is unique (Agda exercise - you will need function
extensionality).

Don't really have a good place to put this:

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module _ (pt : PropTrunc) where

open PropositionalTruncation (pt)

not-exists₀-implies-forall₁ :  {U} {X : U ̇} (p : X  𝟚)
¬ ( \(x : X)  p x  )  (∀ (x : X)  p x  )
not-exists₀-implies-forall₁ p u x = Lemma[b≢₀→b≡₁] (not-Σ-implies-Π-not (u  ∣_∣) x)

forall₁-implies-not-exists₀ :  {U} {X : U ̇} (p : X  𝟚)
(∀ (x : X)  p x  )  ¬  \(x : X)  p x
forall₁-implies-not-exists₀ p α = ptrec 𝟘-is-prop h
where
h : (Σ \x  p x  )  𝟘
h (x , r) = zero-is-not-one (r ⁻¹  α x)

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