Abstract: Solving the ‘meta-problem of consciousness’ (Chalmers) means explaining why we have certain problematic intuitions regarding consciousness. Amongst these intuitions arguably features a sense of acquaintance: we tend to think that our conscious experiences are presented to us in a way which is uniquely direct, concrete and perfect. We have the intuition that our experiences, unlike other things, are given to us; they are right there – under the mind’s eye. I argue that, of all our problematic intuitions, this sense of acquaintance is the most crucial and the most difficult to explain. I review and criticize some recent proposals which aim at explaining it (or similar epistemic intuitions regarding consciousness). I then present and defend my own view: our sense of acquaintance with experiences derives from a deep link between our introspection of experiences and our innate epipstemology.