belief that an end has or can be reached

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • finalism — FINALÍSM s.n. Concepţie filozofică conform căreia orice fenomen reprezintă realizarea unui scop dinainte stabilit. – Din fr. finalisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 11.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  FINALÍSM s. (FILOZ.) teleologie. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • finalism — /fuyn l iz euhm/, n. the doctrine or belief that all events are determined by their purposes or goals. [1905 10; FINAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • finalism — noun teleology …   Wiktionary

  • finalísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • Finalism — the philosophy that any event is defined by an already set final outcome and that all events leading up to that outcome are shaped the end result …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • finalism — noun the doctrine that natural processes, for example evolution, are directed towards some goal. Derivatives finalistic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • finalism — fi·nal·ism …   English syllables

  • finalism —  Финализм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • finalism — /ˈfaɪnəlɪzəm/ (say fuynuhlizuhm) noun the philosophical doctrine that nothing exists or was made except for a determinate end; the doctrine of final causes; teleology. –finalistic /faɪnəˈlɪstɪk/ (say fuynuh listik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • finalism — n. the doctrine that natural processes (e.g. evolution) are directed towards some goal. Derivatives: finalistic adj …   Useful english dictionary

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