richwil replied 11 years ago (Jun 22nd 2012, 9:52:38 pm)
Jordan, i don't see that it matters whether you call it a property, an aspect, a dimension or a substance; this is Cartesian dualism: you have two ontologically distinct categories, the phenomenal and the physical. The main problem then is that never the twain shall meet. Descartes struggled to account for the interaction between mind and matter since it's logically impossible in the dualist scheme ;)
You write, "...no one is saying, for example, that time is a separate 'substance' from space. It is simply another dimension, or axis, of the universe."
Agreed, because time and space are (deemed) physical, along with matter and forces. You say that your phenomenal dimension is not experimentally accessible, that means it's not physical and so you're in the same boat as Descartes.
Does it not seem odd to you that we experience events in sequence?