Unconscious/Collective Subconsciousness/Lévi-Strauss: For example, it is observed that in many tribes the contrast of word and silence, of noise and silence, corresponds to the contrast of color and the lack of color, or to the contrast of two unequal color values. These observations seem to be right in all theories that refer to "archetypes" or to a "collective unconscious". Only the forms can be common, but not the contents.
Content: if there is common content, the reason for this must be sought either in the objective properties of certain natural or artificial things or in the dissemination and adoption, that is to say outside the mental._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
La pensée sauvage, Paris 1962
Das Wilde Denken Frankfurt/M. 1973
The Savage Mind (The Nature of Human Society Series) Chicago 1966