I am writing my thesis on the experience of hearing voices and I am looking at it from an Interpretative Phenomenoogical (methodology IPA) perspective, so I am also reading a lot of philosophy at the moment.
Methodologically,the epistemological stance of both myself and the IPA method, is that there is no objective reality and that we set out to explore it and that the researcher has a part to play, as long as they are aware what they are bringing to the table.
But as I am reading about ontology and the worldview, I am wondering, in terms of hearing voices, or other hallucinations, how does philosophy view these instances, if we take the stance that ontology questions the very basics of what is true/what exists.
And also I am wondering in terms of the shift that happens, in the sense of self of someone, or their identity, or their Being, when something big like this happens. How would philosophically this be approached? I read a bit of Zizek lately and he talks about an Event, that shatters our familiar frame, our worldview, and our sense of ourselves in it.
What do you guys think of all that?