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Houyhnhnms

race of horses that represent nobility, virtue, and reason. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver ’s Travels]
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It has something of that "great Diversion of all the Spectators" which Gulliver identified as a nasty feature of the European conduct of war in his description to the Master Houyhnhnm (Vol 2, v).
And, is there less Probability in my Account of the Houyhnhnms or Yahoos, when it is manifest as to the latter, there are so many Thousands in this City, who only differ from their Brother Brutes in Houyhnhnmland, because they use a sort of Jabber, and do not go naked.
Si Gulliver aspiraba al aseo y la continencia de los Houyhnhnms, asqueado ante su condicion excremental qua hombre y europeo, la narradora de Cruelle Zelande se transforma gozosamente en un caballo que por el contrario se derrama en deyecciones sin freno alguno.
Without acknowledgment of the animal in the rational, the Age of Reason vitiated the nature of man by misdefining him, who is neither Yahoo alone nor Houyhnhnm alone but a composite of the two, what Aristotle had called a rational animal.
Though the Houyhnhnms of Book 4 are rationalists of a different stripe from the Laputians of Book 3, they too are strangers to the world of intellego ut credam or even of credo ut intelligam.