It's a question I had a long time ago. Basically how do we know that animals aren't aware they exist in some fashion, and that different levels of self awareness exist. Or what if we only think we know what self awareness means and don't actually because we're not? Could some other life-form actually exist that is really self aware and our impression of this is somehow limited (since we are not self aware at all?) Is my cat self aware in some level? Am I really self aware or is the cat more than I am (environmental, survival, etc.) Curious for insights. Is intelligence self awareness? Can others be more aware of oneself than we are?