Eric Thomas Sievers:
Attorney Graduate Student Educator

What I do

1.PhD Student in Philosophy

I am currently (Spring, 2021) a full time PhD student and Teaching Assistant in the department of philosophy at Florida State University. My primary research interests lie in the intersection of the philosophy of law, experimental philosophy, and all matters related to causation.

2.Law Practice

During 2016 and 2017 I provided legal representation to domestic violence survivors as an attorney for the Domestic Violence Action Center in Honolulu, HI. There I assisted clients in all aspects of divorce and paternity including child custody, child support, alimony, visitation, and property distribution, as well as all matters surrounding Temporary Restraining Orders and Orders for Protection.

3.The Rest of Life

Acquiring novel skills and excercising creativity are essential to cultivating a healthy mind and joyful life: sailing, music, film-making, whatever looks like fun!




Florida State University

Department of Philosophy


Master of Arts

Florida State University

Department of Philosophy


Juris Doctor

Elon University

Oaks Scholar



Schwenkler, J. & Sievers, E. (Forthcoming). Cause, “Cause”, and Norm, In Pascale Willemsen & Alexander Wiegmann (eds.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Causation, Bloomsbury Academic.


Rose, D., Sievers, E., Nichols, S. (2021). Cause and Burn, Cognition, Volume 207, ISSN 0010-0277,


Sievers, E.T. (2020). Antecedent Rationalization: Rationalization Prior to Action, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, e0. doi:10.1017/S0140525X19002188.Univerity