Husserl's theory of 'transcendental ego' is often read as a metaphysical absolute idealism. The author attempts to fight this view and to give its phenomenological meaning to the 'ego'. It is the name of the 'presence' the consciousness-life owns, beyond all metaphysical construction. So Husserl gives a new chance to egology, related to the frame of phenomenality itself. In this way a non-metaphysical re-reading of the cartesian cogito seems authorized.