The Philebus, a protreptic?
The objective of this article is threefold: to demonstrate that the Philebus has a protreptic aim; to illustrate how this dialogue can help to refine our understanding of protreptic as a literary genre; and to define the specific character of the Philebus as a work of philosophical protreptic in light of the work's political and "cosmic" significance.
Larivee, A. (2011). The Philebus, a protreptic?. Phoenix (Vol. 65).