Werner Beierwaltes is a German academic born in 1931 in Klingenberg am Main. He is best known as a historian of philosophy, and his most important areas of specialization are Neoplatonism and German Idealism. He is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
His many books include Proklos: Grundzuge seiner Metaphysik, Denken des Einen: Studien zur neuplatonischen Philosophie und ihrer Wirkungsgeschichte, Eriugena: Grundzuge seines Denkens, Platonismus im Christentum, and Platonismus und Idealismus. He was among the original Editorial Advisors of the scholarly journal Dionysius, in which English-language examples of his writings may be found. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Quaestio, and Anuario Filosófico.
He has since 1986 been a Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has in addition been admitted to the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Bavarian Order of Merit.