The student of Hegel usually finds the Logic the most forbidding and
impossible part of the System. At the same time he is aware, not merely
from Hegel’s own statements, but from the general nature of Hegel’s
philosophy, that unless he can discover the clue to the tale of the categories,
Hegel’s System will remain for the most part a sealed secret. In his
perplexity he generally abandons, after a short struggle, the effort to
understand the System, and regards it either with contempt or despair
according to his temperament....