Are Humans Superior to Animals and Plants?

Taylor, Paul W.
Environmental Ethics Vol. 6/2 (1984), pages 149-160

Louis G. Lombardi’s arguments in support of the claim that humans have greater inherent worth than other living things provide a clear account of how it is possible to conceive of the relation between humans and nonhumans in this way. Upon examining his arguments, however, it seems that he does not succeed in establishing any reason to believe that humans actually do have greater inherent worth than animals and plants.