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Part I. Comparative and Developmental Approaches to Self-Awareness: 1. Expanding dimensions of the self: through the looking glass and beyond 2. Myself and me 3. Self recognition: research strategies and experimental design 4. From self-recognition to theory-of-mind 5. Mutual awareness in primate communication: a Gricean approach 6. Multiplicities of self 7. Contributions of imitation and role playing games to the construction of self in primates Part II. The Development of Self in Human Infants and Children: 8. Detection of self: the perfect algorithm 9. Social imitation and the emergence of a mental model of self 10. Minds, bodies and persons: young children's understanding of the self and others as reflected in imitation and 'theory of mind' Part III. Self-Awareness in Great Apes: 11. Social and cognitive factors in chimpanzee and gorilla mirror behavior and self-recognition 12. The comparative and developmental study of self-recognition and imitation: the importance of social factors 13. Shadows and mirrors: alternative avenues to the development of self-recognition in chimpanzees 14. Symbolic representation of possession in a chimpanzee 15. Self-awareness in bonobos and chimpanzees: a comparative perspective 16. 'Me Chantek': the development of self-awareness in a signing orangutan 17. Self-recognition and self-awareness in lowland gorillas 18. How to create self-recognizing gorillas (but don't try it on macaques) 19. Incipient mirror self recognition in zoo gorillas and chimpanzees 20. Do gorillas recognize themselves on television? Part IV. Mirrors and Monkeys, Dolphins and Pigeons: 21. The monkey in the mirror: a strange conspecific 22. The question of mirror-mediated self-recognition in apes and monkeys: some new results and reservations 23. Mirror behavior in macaques 24. Evidence of self-awareness in the bottlenose dolphin 25. Mirror self-recognition in bottlenose dolphins: implications for comparative study of highly dissimilar species 26. Further reflections on mirror-usage by pigeons: lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh and Pinocchio, too Part V. Epilogue: 27. Evolving self-awareness Author index Subject index.