After a study of philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, Mastop conducted a PhD project at the same university, concerning the analysis of imperative sentences in the philosophy of language, theoretical linguistics and formal semantics. Since then, Mastop has conducted research and lectured at Utrecht University, Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven TU/e. His research interests include: the concept of semantic content, the logic of imperatives and permissives, causation and counterfactuals, practical reasoning, and moral responsibility.
Scientific publications (selection)
- Broersen, Jan, and Mastop, Rosja, and Meyer, John-Jules, and Turrini, Paolo. 2009. "Determining the environment: a modal logic for closed interaction". Synthese 169(2): 351-369.
- Mastop, Rosja. 2006. "Derivativeness, manipulation, and reacting to the cause". Proceedings of the International Wittgenstein Symposium. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria.
- Mastop, Rosja. 2005. What Can You Do? Imperative Mood in Semantic Theory. Amsterdam: ILLC Dissertation.
- Mastop, Rosja. 2003. "Imperatives and Events". Proceedings of the 13th Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam: ILLC Publications.