Keith Charles Pheby
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Keith has a BA (Upper Second Class Honours) in Philosophy from the Birmingham University (1980) and a PhD in Philosophy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, U.S.A (1986). From 1981 to 1986 he was a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at the Marquette University and for the following two years he was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa. From 1990 to 1991 he was the Academic Manager ( MBA) at the Strathclyde Graduate Business School and Co-ordinator of Integrated Business Simulations. During 1996 and 1997 he was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Doshisha University, Kyoto and from 1997 to 1998 he was a Visiting Professor at the College of Policy Science in Ritsumeikan University in the same city. In 1980 he won the Birmingham University's Roger Chance prize in Philosophy for an essay entitled 'Freedom, Negation and Consciousness in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit'.

Keith is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of the Humanities at the ITESM, Mexico City. His current research concerns the interplay between certain trends in post-structuralist philosophy and the emergence of social autopoiesis. His recent publications include 'The Psychological Contract: Enacting Ethico-Power,' a contribution to Business Ethics, Routledge, 1997; 'Ethico-Power and the City', a contribution to Ethics and Empowerment, Macmillan, 1999; ´Enacting Ethical Organisational Systems´, SysteMexico, ITESM, 2000; ‘Transduction, Recursive Logic and Identities of the Self,’ in collaboration with Raul Espejo, SysteMexico, Luhmann Special Edition, ITESM 2001; ´Luhmann´s Social Autopoiesis´, SysteMexico: The Autopoietic Turn: Luhmann´s Reconceptualisation of the Social, Special Edition, ITESM, 2001 and 'Social Autopoiesis: Articulating Ethical Spaces', Seminario sobre Sociología de Sistemas Sociales, UNAM, 2001.