Daniel Dennett Using Your Mistakes Analysis

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Making mistakes, learning from them, and then using them may seem confusing, but in Daniel Dennett's first tool for thinking, “Using Your Mistakes”, is just the beginning of a good teaching. In paragraph 1 Mr. Dennette states that “The point of a mistake is to learn from it and not make it again”. For instance, if I was to help a friend out by giving them answers to a homework assignment, but got in trouble by my teacher and received a zero for the whole assignment. I would then know the mistake that was made and hopefully learn from my actions because of the consequence that had taken place. In addition to, paragraph 3 mentions that “ We tend to learn from and error”, which is later explained as biologically primary areas of knowledge. For

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