The author argues that the beginning of Hegel's Logic does indeed depend for its justification upon the Phenomenology of Spirit, but that Hegel's attempt to secure the beginning of his Logic in this fashion fails. He gives an account of the beginning of Hegel's Logic, intended to demonstrate the necessity of the Phenomenology to this project. After dispensing with inadequate models of the justificatory relation between the two works, he suggests that the interpretation favored by William Maker makes the best possible sense of the relation between the Phenomenology and the beginning of the Logic. He provides a number of reasons for thinking that, despite its ingenuity, this attempt to justify Hegel's position at the beginning of the Logic fails, thereby possibly threatening the security of Hegel's logical project.