what do philosophy professors do in their spare time?

they sit around and talk philosophy.

More specifically, they talk about “cosmic inexistence,” or something like that, I’ve now forgotten the phrase. The backstory of this is that I just dropped off a paper with my philosophy professor, who was just sitting around a table with two other philosophy profs talking about cosmic order. I thought they were having a meeting. They weren’t. They were just talking philosophy. They invited me to join in the conversation – I promptly declined said invitation, considering that I have zero knowledge of what they discussed subject matter (as evidenced by the fact that I can’t actually remember what they were talking about. This occurred 15 minutes ago.)

but just talking about theory as part of your job? what an awesome life, right?