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τούτων -- ἀνάγκη justifies the appellation ἀναγκαῖαι. The pronoun τούτων is used somewhat vaguely, and denotes not the desires themselves, but their objects. Cf. 543 C note τῆ φύσει. It follows that no desires which are necessary can be unnatural: see Epicurus referred to on 558 D.
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