Are animals self conscious? - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

Are animals self-conscious?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Mar 23, 2020

+ Answer
Request

2 Answers

I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Answered Jan 24, 2020

There are different animals that are being observed in order to figure out if they would be self-conscious, just like most humans are. They usually become self-conscious when they mirror other animals just like them. While they are usually aware of the things that other animals are doing, they may not exhibit the same method of self-consciousness that people usually show. There was a time when people thought that only human beings would show self-awareness, but through the studies, it is possible that different living things have various levels of self-awareness. They do not have to be exactly the same, but this definitely exists.
 

D. Loukas

Calculating, Processing, Integrating, Differentiating are what intrigues me the most in a very beautiful way.

D. Loukas, Maths Professor, Diploma in Mathematics, Beverly hills, California

Answered Jan 09, 2020

Self-awareness is defined as the conscious knowledge of one’s character and feelings. Recent studies suggest that not only humans have the trait of self-awareness; some animals could have this unique trait as well. Although animals might ponder on life, the future, or death, they may still have some level of consciousness.

I believe that there is a degree of self-awareness. Higher animals are able to understand their body, they know how to avoid pain, they know their territory, and they know what is theirs. Animals such as Orangutans, Chimpanzees, Gorillas, and Bottlenose Dolphins are known to have little sense of awareness. An animal’s awareness of its own body, territory, and property ultimately equates to a sense of self.

 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.