### This might or might not qualify as a theorem prover

13Jun07

Just been implementing sentential logic as I progress through the textbook.

module Main where import Control.Monad data Formula a = Prim a | (Formula a) :+ (Formula a) | (Formula a) :* (Formula a) | (Formula a) :-> (Formula a) | Not (Formula a) deriving Show (<->) :: (Formula a) -> (Formula a) -> (Formula a) a <-> b = (a :-> b) :* (b :-> a) inv (a :-> b) = b :-> a showP (a,b) = show a ++ "====>" ++ show b ++ "n" showF = putStr . unlines . map showP . map (k->(k, truth k)) bools = fmap Prim [True, False] arity1 f = map f bools arity2 f = liftM2 f bools bools arity3 f = liftM3 f bools bools bools solve arity f = map truth (arity f) taut1 f = all (==True) (solve arity1 f) taut2 f = all (==True) (solve arity2 f) taut3 f = all (==True) (solve arity3 f) contr1 f = all (==False) (solve arity1 f) contr2 f = all (==False) (solve arity2 f) contr3 f = all (==False) (solve arity3 f) conting1 f = (not (taut1 f)) && (not (contr1 f)) conting2 f = (not (taut2 f)) && (not (contr2 f)) conting3 f = (not (taut3 f)) && (not (contr3 f)) equiv1 f g = all (==True) (zipWith (==) (solve arity1 f) (solve arity1 g)) equiv2 f g = all (==True) (zipWith (==) (solve arity2 f) (solve arity2 g)) equiv3 f g = all (==True) (zipWith (==) (solve arity3 f) (solve arity3 g)) consistent arity1 f arity2 g = any (==True) (zipWith (&&) (solve arity1 f) (solve arity2 g)) conseq prem1 prem2 concl = ((prem1 :* prem2) :-> concl) truth :: (Formula Bool) -> Bool truth (Prim z) = z truth (a :+ b) = (truth a) || (truth b) truth (a :* b) = (truth a) && (truth b) truth (Not a) = not (truth a) truth (a :-> b) = ((truth a) == (truth b)) || (truth a == False) -- some examples -- to print a truth table, use -- showF $ arityN example -- where arityN depends on the number of arguments. -- or use tautN, contrN, etc. ex: taut1 lem lem x = (Not (Not x)) <-> x xor x y = (x :* (Not y)) :+ ((Not x) :* y) hiti a b = (a :* b) :-> b gligli a b = (a :+ b) <-> (b :+ b) compli c = ((c <-> c) :-> c) :* (Not (c :-> c)) minv m n p = m :* (n :+ p)

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It’s some kind of theorem prover.🙂

Do you have some future expansion in mind that made you parametrize Formula?

BTW, a simplification:

truth (a :-> b) = not (truth a) || truth b

BTW, you can write an overloaded taut that works for any number of arguments.

Well, yeah. This is the “Mortality of Socrates” theorem:

*Main> taut3 (\s h m -> ((h :-> m) :* (s :-> h)) :-> (s :-> m))

True

Yay my first theorem prover!

Modus ponens:

*Main> taut2 $ \a b -> ((a :-> b) :* a) :-> b

True

Modus tollens:

*Main> taut2 $ \a b -> ((a :-> b) :* a) :-> b

True

Oops. Modus tollens:

*Main> taut2 $ \fire oxygen -> (( fire:-> oxygen) :* (Not oxygen)) :-> (Not fire)

True

Affirming the consequent:

*Main> taut2 $ \f o -> (( f:-> o) :* o) :-> f

False

Denying the antecedent:

*Main> taut2 $ \f o -> (( f:-> o) :* o) :-> f

False

False syllogism:

*Main> taut3 $ \socrates cat mortal -> ((cat :-> mortal) :* (socrates :-> mortal)) :-> socrates :-> cat

False

“(==True)” is the same as “id”,

“all (==True)” is the same as “and”,

“all (==False)” is “not . any”.

“consistent” seems wrong with the possibility to give two different arities.

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