I have seen the terms self-aware and self-conscious being used interchangeably in discussions of what distinguishes a person from a conscious animal. Is there a difference of meaning between them?
I had previously thought the term self-conscious was used only to only to denote a feeling of being acutely aware of oneself in social situations, so I have always preferred using the term self-aware, as Singer does, to indicate the ability to consider oneself as a conscious individual human, existing in time.
But is there a separate, philosophical meaning to self-conscious that is different from self-aware?
EDIT - 2021 03 13 - I have accepted @Conifold's suggestion that the linked question provides an answer, but only to the extent that the answer is "No, there is no widely accepted distinction between these terms and their meanings depend heavily on context".