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Streight, David

Overview
Works: 12 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 792 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Academic theses  Dictionaries 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: B749.Z7, 181.043
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Streight
The cult of nothingness : the philosophers and the Buddha by Roger-Pol Droit( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and French and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet essai analyse la réception par les philosophes occidentaux de la première moitié du XIXe siècle tels Hegel et Renan, de grands concepts du bouddhisme comme le néant, puis étudie les points de jonction entre les notions bouddhistes d'oubli de soi et de néant critiqués par les Occidentaux et les courants nihilistes se développant alors en Occident avec la montée de l'athéisme
The divine guide in early Shiʻism : the sources of esotericism in Islam by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Imam, the Divine Guide, is the central point around which the Shi'ite religion turns. The power of Shi'ism comes from the actions of the Imam. This title is reserved exclusively for the sucessors of the prophets in their mission. The author shows that from the beginning of Shi'ite Islam until the tenth century, the Imam was primarily a master of knowledge with supernatural powers, not a jurist theologian. The Imam is the threshold through which God and the creatures communicate. He is thus a cosmic necessity, the key and the center of the universal economy of the sacred. The author presents Shi'ism as a religion founded on double dimensions where the role of the leader remains constantly central: perpetual initiation into divine secrets and continued confrontation with anti-initiation forces. Without esotericism, exotericism loses its meaning. Early Imamism is an esoteric doctrine. Historically, then, at the beginning of esotericism in Islam, we find an initiatory, mystical, and occultist doctrine. This is the first book to systematically explore the immense literature attributed to the Imams themselves in order to recover the authentic original vision. It restores an essential source of esotericism in the world of Islam. -- Back cover
The autobiography of the Moroccan Sufi Ibn Ajiba by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAjībah( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This autobiography of the 18th century Muslim saint, Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba (1747-1809) was translated from the Arabic to French by Jean-Louis Michon and from the French to English by David Streight
Two treatises on the oneness of existence by the Moroccan Sufi Aḥmad ibn ʻAjība (1747-1809) by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAjībah( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Application of cyclostationary signal selectivity to the Carry-on Multi-platform GPS Assisted Time Difference of Arrival System by David Streight( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional methods of time difference of arrival (TDOA) determination suffer significantly in environments fraught with co-channel interference and low signal to noise ratios. Cyclostationary signal processing techniques offer solutions to the shortcomings of the traditional TDOA methods. Specifically, the Spectral Coherence Alignment (SPECCOA) method of TDOA determination, developed by the Mission Research Corp. and Statistical Signal Processing Inc., performs exceptionally in very poor signal to noise ratio environments. The Applied Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT) has developed a prototype TDOA system, the Carry-on Multi-platform GPS Assisted Time Difference of Arrival System for the Naval Information Warfare Activity. It currently utilizes a traditional complex ambiguity function (CAF) to determine the TDOA(s) between multiple observers and an ARL:UT developed closed form solution for the geolocation of the emitter. The work presented here takes the first step in applying SPECCOA to the ARL:UT system. Coding both SPECCOA and the ARL:UT closed form solution in MATLAB(Trademark) makes possible a quantitative comparison between the CAF and SPECCOA using ARL:UT real world test signals
Two treatises on the oneness of existence by the Moroccan Sufi Aḥmad ibn ʻAjība by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn ʻAjībah( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Averroes : a rationalist in Islam by Roger Arnaldez( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998 marked the 800th anniversary of the death of Averroes, mediaeval philosopher, commentator on Aristotle and Islamic intellectual. Distinguished Islamist Roger Arnaldez describes Averroes' life and his remarkable role in the history of the Middle Ages
Maximum-Likelihood Estimators for the Time and Frequency Differences of Arrival of Cyclostationary Digital Communications Signals by David Streight( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced techniques have been employed for decades in the location of emitted communications signals. The use of cyclostationary maximum-likelihood estimators (MLE) applied to time different of arrival (TDOA) and frequency difference of arrival (FDOA) techniques for target emitter location is a newly developed approach. This dissertation provides an introduction to traditional TDOA and FDOA methods and the underlying cyclostationary theory of pseudo-random signals. A survey of current cyclostationary TDOA and FDOA methods, the description of new maximum likelihood estimators (MLEs) and descriptions of Monte Carlo simulations follow this. By comparing performance results to those of the Complex Ambiguity Function (CAF), it is shown that the new MLE(s) outperform the CAF in nearly all cases. Also, by comparison to the Cramer-Rao lower bound, the new MLE(s) provide a hint of the ultimate power of cyclostationary techniques over stationary techniques, exceeding this stationary theoretical lower bound on performance in many cases. Finally, the new MLE(s) perform comparably in the measurement of TDOA to those cyclostationary algorithms previously derived, when adjustments are made for the different signal environments used in the heritage work
The Autobiography of the Moroccan Sufi Ibn 'Ajiba by Jean-Louis Michon( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibn ʻArabī, the voyage of no return by Claude Addas( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibn Arabi: the voyage of no return is a concise introduction to the life and thought of Muhyi al-Din Ibn Arabi (d.1240) who is considered as the 'Greatest of Sufi masters'. Written by the author of best-selling biography of Ibn Arabi, Ibn Arabi: the voyage of no return traces the major events of Ibn Arabi's life: his conversion to Sufism; his travels around Andalusia and the Maghreb; his meetings with the saints of his time; his journey to Mecca; his travels in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Syria; his most important books. The events of Ibn Arabi's 'inner voyage', however, are far more spectacular than those of his outer life and are here presented directly from the many auto-biographical sections found in his writings. Through her detailed analysis of Ibn Arabi's works and her profound understanding of his ideas, Claude Abbas gives us a comprehensive insight into the major doctrines of this most influential of Sufi masters: the doctrine of prophethood and sainthood, of inheritance from the prophets, of the 'imaginal world', of the 'unicity of Being', of the 'seal of saints', and many others. Addas also introduces the main disciples of Ibn Arabi down to the nineteenth century and traces both his unequalled influence on the course of Sufism and the controversies that still surround him today. Ibn Arabi: the voyage of no return is essential reading for anyone interested in Islamic mysticism and is a genuine contribution to scholarship in this field. This second edition includes a new preface by the author and an updated and enlarged bibliography
Breaking into the heart of character : self-determined moral action and academic motivation by David Streight( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ocean without shore : Ibn ʻArabî, the Book, and the Law by Michel Chodkiewicz( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"An Ocean Without Shore is a study of Ibn Arabi, known in Islam as al-Shaykh al-Akbar, the Greatest Spiritual Master. In the introduction, Chodkiewicz provides a good deal of documentation for the often heard claim that Ibn Arabi has been the most influential thinker in Islam over the past seven hundred years. He shows that this has been true, not only among the intellectual elite, but also among the common believers. He explains why a few Muslims have considered Ibn al-Arabi the greatest heretic of Islam, while for many others he is Islam's greatest spiritual teacher. In the main body of the book, Chodkiewicz demonstrates that Ibn Arabi's writings are firmly grounded in the Koran. In doing this he also shows that Ibn Arabi's Koranic roots run far deeper than has heretofore been imagined. He explains that principles of Ibn Arabi's Koranic hermeneutics with unprecedented clarity, and in bringing out the primary importance of the Shaykh's magnum opus, The Futuhat Makkiyya, he solves a good number of riddles about the text that have puzzled modern readers. Chodkiewicz's work shows how, for Ibn Arabi, the iniatory voyage is a voyage in the divine word itself"--
 
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The cult of nothingness : the philosophers and the Buddha
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The divine guide in early Shiʻism : the sources of esotericism in IslamThe autobiography of the Moroccan Sufi Ibn AjibaTwo treatises on the oneness of existence by the Moroccan Sufi Aḥmad ibn ʻAjība (1747-1809)Two treatises on the oneness of existence by the Moroccan Sufi Aḥmad ibn ʻAjībaThe Autobiography of the Moroccan Sufi Ibn 'AjibaIbn ʻArabī, the voyage of no return
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English (36)

French (1)