Sergio Cotta. Philosopher of law and philosopher of the 20th century… and beyond


  • Bruno Montanari Università Cattolica di Sacro Cuore



Sergio Cotta, juridical ontophenomenology, universality of right


This work seeks to analyze Sergio Cotta’s view on the essence of right. The author seeks to position Cotta’s legal-philosophical thought in the context of twentieth-century philosophy of law. He affirms that Cotta’s phenomenological approach to intersubjective relations — which places the subjects in an onto-logical status of existence — firmly places him in the context of, simultaneously, analogical proximity and distance from his contemporary colleagues. In the second part of the article the author seeks to explain the theoretical originality of Sergio Cotta regarding the universal projection of his legal-philosophical vision.