temporal finitism is the idea that time is finite. The context of the idea is the pre-modern era, before mathematicians had understood the concept of infinity and before physical cosmology. The philosophy of Aristotle, expressed in such works as his physics, held that although space was finite, with only void existing beyond the outermost sphere of the heavens, time was infinite. This caused problems for mediaeval Islamic, Jewishand Christian philosophers, who were unable to reconcile the Aristotelian conception of the eternal with the Abrahamic view of Creation. via Wikipedia
As I am trying to focus on the impression that time is an infinite circle, I come across Temporal Finitism, which stands in opposition to this, the universe having a beginning and an ending.