In this book, Clare Connors sets out to answer the question: What is the pervasive character of the world?, tracing a genealogy of the idea of force through the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida.
1. Introducing Force 2. Nietzsche: Force and Will 3. Heidegger: Force and Forcelessness 4. Foucault: Force, Power, and History 5. Derrida: Force and Impossibility 6. Conclusion: Crooked Figures and Imaginary Forces