Publication details [#14115]

Drogosz, Anna . 2018. The metaphor of struggle in communication of the evolutionary theory. Styles in Communication 10 (1) : 36–49. 14 pp. URL
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Bucharest: University of Bucharest


The paper analyses the metaphor of struggle in Darwin’s theory of evolution, based on the linguistic expressions of this metaphor in The Origin of Species and the outline of the “struggle for existence” as a concept prior to its publication. It argues that the metaphor has a number of functions in the theory as expressed by Darwin, leading to the presence of extensive elaborations of the metaphor RELATIONSHIPS IN NATURE ARE STRUGGLES in Darwin’s work.