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The article provides an introduction to Heidegger's manuscript “The Argument against Need”. It comments on the nature of the manuscript, the circumstances of its composition, and its major philosophical themes. These themes include the problem of ontological independence, the nature of time, and the question of realism.

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This is an author-manuscript of an article accepted for publication in British Journal for the History of Philosophy. The published version of this record is available online at

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Keiling, Tobias and Ian Alexander Moore. "Heidegger on deep time and being-in-itself: introductory thoughts on “The Argument against Need," British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30, no. 3 (2022): 508-518. DOI: 10.1080/09608788.2021.1990852.

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