I was wondering if it is trivial that when the content of a belief can be given or "determined" by mind independent reality, the belief is "about" mind independent reality.
I think that the content of a belief can be determined by something other than what it is about.
e.g. I believe that the earth orbits the sun because of the history of science, but the history of science is not the sun's orbit.
- Is what makes a proposition true only determined by its referent?
- If so, does that mean the propositional content is only determined by the referent?
But I suppose that a proposition cannot be reduced to what makes it true...