He studied philosophy, theology and classical philology in Freiburg, Basel and Cambridge. From 2005-2011 he taught at the Catholic University of America, D.C. In 2012 he became professor of history of philosophy and philosophical ethics at Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule in Vallendar.
He published numerous works on classical German philosophy and philosophy of the 20th century, especially on phenomenology, hermeneutics, ethics and philosophy of religion. His latest works are: Spielräume der Freiheit. Zur Hermeneutik des Menschseins (Freiburg/München 2009); Robert Spaemann’s Philosophy of the Human Person. Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity (Oxford 2010); Eine Frage von Irrtum und Schuld? Martin Heidegger und der Nationalsozialismus (Frankfurt am Main 2010).