After Heidegger? Heidegger died in 1976, but we are not after Heidegger. His work engages questions at the most fundamental level imaginable about the nature of a human existence and what we have come to understand as knowledge. His thinking touches on about every field of intellectual work. So there is no ‘after’ Heidegger in the sense of something that can now be understood at a distance or put ‘back into context’ – for that context is what we inhabit, the globalized, industrialized and industrializing world whose basis is productionist metaphysics.