Popularized by Michel Foucault (Les mots et les choses/The Order of Things), “épistémè” is the prevailing structure of a culture’s knowledge at a given time, which is therefore socially constructed. Shaping ways of thinking, épistémè is by nature paradigmatic, i.e. a coherent model of a particular, but by no means universal, way of thinking or worldview. Once detected, it means we don’t necessarily have to repeat “what’s being said”, we don’t have to stick to the “politically correct”, in a word: we can think further – if not simply start thinking.