What caused you to struggle when learning CT? - Category Theory

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Reed Mullanix

I'm working on developing a sort of pseudo-course on Category Theory, and was hoping to get some people's perspectives on why they bounced off Category Theory, or what topics/concepts made them burn out.

To start, on my 1st attempt I was reading CTFP, and got to the section on adjunctions and totally gave up for a few months. I was stuck thinking in HaskHask, and couldn't see the utility of the idea.

Fintan Halpenny

What I'd like to figure out is how to approach a domain problem and explore if it has a categorical representation