Can our self-conscious minds save us from our selfish selves?

Detail of The Suicide (c1877), by Edouard Manet. Courtesy of the Emil Bührle Collection/Zurich

If animals aren’t capable of goal-directed suicide, how do we know they act directly, or indirectly with conscious intent, knowing, or believing that their actions are life-sustaining? In other words, are the actions of animals, or OUR subconscious minds teleological?

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