In Force de loi. Le "Fondement mystique de l'autorité", Jacques Derrida writes about justice
and an "experience of the impossible". In this article, aspects of Derrida's conception of justice
are considered, particularly in terms of such an experience. Albert Camus' Caligula is engaged
in dangerous calculations in the founding of the law. What does his mad pursuit to realise "the
impossible" entail and how is it tied to a game of calculations? In short, Caligula's decisions are
made increasingly in his self-interest and he is overthrown in a movement of revolt. Is there a
sense in which Camus' Caligula might reveal an "experience of the impossible", as described
by Derrida in writing on justice?