Werner is a Professor, Emeritus, of Dartmouth College. He considers himself a skeptical humanist since he survived torture and five years of the Gulag. He graduated from the College Francais in Berlin, studied history, philosophy, political sciences, classics, and European literatures. His PhD came from the University of Hamburg. He taught at the Sorbonne before coming to Dartmouth in 1965. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books.
Course Title: On Independent Thought and Imagination (Fall Term 2019)
Werner was very skillful in promoting and encouraging discussion
Study leader was extremely knowledgeable
Course Title: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish (Spring Term 2018)
Enough time was given to understand the subject in full. Very good and would do it again!
Course Title: Montaigne (Fall Term 2018)
The instructor was very good, knowledgeable and perceptive.
Werner conducted the class by providing an open ended opportunity for cordial, enlightening discussion based on the essay assigned for each session. His deep knowledge of philosophy, European history, and other subjects was always available, brought to bear in a useful way, but never limiting what others wished to contribute to the intellectual feast.