> Stathis: Your post suggests to me a neat way to define what is special
> about first person experience: it is the gap in information
> between what can be known from a description of an object and
> what can be known from being the object itself.
But how can "being an object" provide any extra information? I don't see
that information or knowledge has much to do with it. How can "being an
apple" provide any extra information about the apple? Obviously there is a
difference between *an apple* and *a description of an apple*, in the same
way there is a difference between *a person* and *a description of a
person*, but the difference is one of physical existence, not information.