Award Date

1-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

Dina Titus

Number of Pages

140

Abstract

This study examines the political thought of Ambrose Bierce. Because of his aversion to Gilded Age politics, Bierce did not participate in the political process. As a result, his political thought must be considered from an ideological or philosophical perspective; Examination of his views suggests Bierce was a philosophical conservative much like the "father" of British conservative thought, Edmund Burke. Though many political historians argue American political culture has never contained elements of British conservatism, others claim there has always existed a small strain of Burkean conservatism throughout American political history. This study supports the latter view by holding the political thought of Ambrose Bierce closely follows the conservative philosophy of Burke and other British conservatives.

Keywords

Ambrose; Bierce; Philosophy; Politics

Controlled Subject

Political science; Philosophy; American literature

File Format

pdf

File Size

3717.12 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/kcmf-mcqy


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