Any small complete category is a preorder #
We show that any small category which has all (small) limits is a preorder: In particular, we show
that if a small category
C in universe
u has products of size
u, then for any
X Y : C
there is at most one morphism
X ⟶ Y.
Note that in Lean, a preorder category is strictly one where the morphisms are in
we instead show that the homsets are subsingleton.
small complete, preorder, Freyd
A small category with products is a thin category.
in Lean, a preorder category is one where the morphisms are in Prop, which is weaker than the usual
notion of a preorder/thin category which says that each homset is subsingleton; we show the latter
rather than providing a
preorder C instance.