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2012 | XIV/2 | 121-128
Article title

Conceptual Foundations of Progress in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

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Conceptual Foundations of Progress in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution
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Abstracts
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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.
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121-128
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2012
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Publication order reference
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1509-1619
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-7a5f3481-8702-425c-b869-fcfe2352b923
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