CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRESS IN DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION

Anna Drogosz

Katedra Filologii Angielskiej Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie



Abstrakt

The objective of this article is an analysis of those conceptual metaphors and analogies
used by Darwin in his book On the Origin of Species which introduce the notion of progress
to the concept of evolutionary change. The analysis covers the analogy between artificial
and natural selection, conceptual metaphors of journey, struggle and tree with the UP – DOWN
schema. We demonstrate that some aspects of these metaphors make progress an inherent
part of the concept of evolution.


Słowa kluczowe:

progress, conceptual metaphors, Charles Darwin

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Drogosz, A. (2012). CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRESS IN DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION. Acta Neophilologica, 2(XIV), 121–128. Pobrano z https://czasopisma.uwm.edu.pl/index.php/an/article/view/960

Anna Drogosz 
Katedra Filologii Angielskiej Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie