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 (fĭn′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′, fī′nĭ-)
The quality or condition of being finite.


formal the quality or state of being finite or limited


(ˈfɪn ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈfaɪ nɪ-)

a finite state or quality.
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Noun1.finitude - the quality of being finite
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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Another Finitude: Messianic Vitalism and Philosophy
La fatalite nous astreint certes a une certaine finitude, mais l'art fait en sorte de nous rassembler dans un espace ou cette finitude s'elargit dans une generosite incommensurable qui attenue le tragique de l'existence.
Meillassoux's claim regarding the mathematizble properties of a thing is proposed as a goal, which he explicitly says that he has not achieved in After finitude. We believe that in order to achieve this goal, there is a specific difficulty which will need to be resolved.
The finitude of human existence itself, in its relationship to the entirety of being, is projected within the word's finitude.
Filosofia, existencia e finitude: Eugen Fink e a legitimidade de uma antropologia Filosofica, Jose Fernandes Weber explicita a tentativa de legitimacao de Fink de seu projeto de uma antropologia filosofica a partir da critica de Husserl e Heidegger quanto a esta proposta.
All kinds of human learning are imperfect: all human attempts expand within the ontological framework configured and defined by finitude. Phenomenology aims to convey the massive variety of the human practice from an ontological view (Alpopi and Silvestru (Bere), 2016; Couzigou, 2017; Grant, 2016; Lazaroiu, 2017a; Olssen, 2017; Ruthrof, 2017; Zurga, 2017), and so poetically describes phenomena versus commenting on them.
Heidegger on Human Finitude: Beginning at the End, OREN MAGID
Death is an unavoidable episode in life's journey when we learn about finitude and our limited physical existence.
Using the concept of "original position" (Rawls 1971, 22) as a hypothetical time-spatial situation, Jimenez uses critical responses by Maurice Blanchot, Roberto Esposito, Giorgio Agamben, Stanley Fish, Richard Rorty, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe and Jean-Francois Lyotard (27-31) to outline the preconditions to a community--such as transcendence, partition, singularity, finitude, exposure and communication.
Religion and Spanish Film explores how the shift from cinema's purpose of catechizing the audience, to "reverse catechization," or to the use of religion as a way of reflecting on metaphysical questions regarding human finitude, responds to the social and political changes that have occurred in Spanish history since the 1940s.
Alejandro Vallega - A reading and discussion by Vallega, who is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon, of his writings and his book "Sense and Finitude"; discussion will focus on Gabriel Garcia-Marquez's articulation of Latin American experience in "One Hundred Years of Solitude." At Macondo, 2650 S.