[Haskell-cafe] Category Theory woes

A E Lawrence A.E.Lawrence at lboro.ac.uk
Tue Feb 2 09:31:15 EST 2010

Mark Spezzano wrote:

> I need a text for a newbie.

While the other books suggested are excellent, I think that they would 
be hard going if you find Barr & Wells difficult.

The simplest introduction to the ideas of category theory that I know is
"Conceptual Mathematics" by F W Lawvere & S H Schanuel.

There are a great many online resources including many good books on 
category theory. But Barr & Wells is one of the best for application to 


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