Juan-David Nasio

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Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and writer . Photo of Carole Bellaiche.

Juan-David Nasio (born 1942 in Rosario) is an Argentinian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and writer. He is one of the founders of Séminaires Psychanalytiques de Paris.


After qualifying as a doctor from the University of Buenos Aires, Nasio completed his residency as a psychiatrist at the hospital in Lanús.[1] He emigrated to France in 1969 where he followed the classes of Jacques Lacan. In may 1979, he did a course about the theme "subject of the inconscient", in the seminar of Lacan.

He was a professor at the University of Paris VII Sorbonne for 30 years from 1971[1] and for three years, had a seminar in the école Freudienne de Paris (1977-1980), after its dissolution in 1980, he founded the Séminaires Psychanalytiques de Paris (1986). He received the prestigious French Legion of Honor.[2]

In addition to participating in Lacan's seminars and translating his Écrits[3] into Spanish, he has authored numerous books in French, translated in 13 languages.


French Books[edit]

  • L'Inconscient à venir, Paris, Payot, 1993
  • (dir.) Aux limites du transfert, Rochevignes, 1985.
  • L’Enfant du miroir, coauteur avec Françoise Dolto, Payot, 2002
  • (dir.) Le Silence en psychanalyse, Payot, 2001
  • Enseignement de 7 concepts cruciaux de la psychanalyse, Payot, 2001
  • L'Hystérie ou l'enfant magnifique de la psychanalyse, Payot, 2001
  • Cinq Leçons sur la théorie de Jacques Lacan, Payot, 2001
  • (dir.) Introduction aux œuvres de Freud, Ferenczi, Groddeck, Klein, Winnicott, Dolto et Lacan, Payot, 1994
  • Le Livre de la douleur et de l'amour, Payot, 2003
  • Le Plaisir de lire Freud, Payot, 2001
  • (dir.) Les Grands Cas de psychose, Payot, 2000
  • Un psychanalyste sur le divan, Payot, 2009 (Poche)
  • L’Œdipe. Le concept le plus crucial de la psychanalyse, Payot, 2012
  • Le Fantasme. Le plaisir de lire Lacan, Payot, 2005
  • La Douleur d’aimer, Payot, 2005
  • La Douleur Physique, Payot, 2006
  • Mon corps et ses Images, Payot, 2013
  • Les Yeux de Laure. Nous sommes tous fous dans un recoin de notre vie, Payot, 2009
  • Introduction à la Topologie de Lacan, Payot, 2010
  • Comment agir avec un adolescent en crise ?, Payot, 2013
  • L’Inconscient, c’est la Répétition !, Payot, 2012
  • L’Inconscient de Vallotton, RMN - Grand Palais ; Musée d'Orsay, 2013
  • Art et psychanalyse, Payot, 2014
  • Oui, la psychanalyse guérit !, Payot, 2016

English translations[edit]

  • Book of Love and Pain: The Thinking at the Limit with Freud and Lacan. Translated by David Pettigrew and François Raffoul (Albany: SUNY Press, 2003)
  • Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan. Translated by David Pettigrew and François Raffoul (Albany: SUNY Press, 1998)
  • Hysteria: The Splendid Child of Psychoanalysis. Translated by Susan Fairfield (New York: Other Press, 1998)
  • Oedipus: The Most Crucial Concept in Psychanalysis. Translated by David Pettigrew and François Raffoul (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010) - Awarded with the Choice Price (2011)
  • A Psychoanalyst on the Couch. Translated by Stephanie Grace Schull, revised and edites by David Pattigrew and François Raffoul (Albany: SUNY Press, 2012)
  • Why Do We always Repeat the Same Mistakes ? Currently this book is being translated into English by David Pettigrew and François Raffoul. (Albany: SUNY Press)


  1. ^ a b "La UNT otorgó a Juan David Nasio el título de Doctor Honoris Causa" (in Spanish). National University of Tucumán. 3 December 2012. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Oedipus; the most crucial concept in psychoanalysis". Reference & Research Book News  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 1 February 2011. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ "LACAN, Escritos 1 (Libro)". Scribd. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  4. ^ "Concejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Rosario". www.concejorosario.gov.ar. Retrieved 2017-06-11.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.unr.edu.ar/noticia/10511/juan-david-nasio-recibio-un-honoris-causa-de-la-unr. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Acreditaciones y reconocimientos, Universidad Siglo 21". www.21.edu.ar. Retrieved 2017-06-11.

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