The disparaging remarks have to be taken one-by-one, as it is doubtful that all can be understood in exactly the same way. It also has the consequence that humans' perceptions are not inferior to the gods'. The seventh points out that one can perceive dimly or faintly, clearly or unclearly, but that these adverbial distinctions do not apply to ways of knowing—as they must if knowing is perceiving.
Leftow,b. Socrates does not concentrate on these people, nor does he say how common they are. Some readers answer Popper by staking out a diametrically opposed position Vlastos In quite a number of apparently Late dialogues, Plato seems sympathetic to the theory of Forms: see e.
If you think that competing appetitive attitudes could give rise to a strict case of standard akrasia, you should recall how Socrates would have to explain these cases of psychological conflict in order to avoid multiplying his divisions in the soul.
Anyone inclined to doubt that one should always be just would be inclined to doubt that justice is happiness.