• before 1970 or so, [Creativeness] was more common than [Creativity]

    From HenHanna@21:1/5 to Ross Clark on Sun Jun 2 12:25:01 2024
    XPost: sci.lang, alt.usage.english

    On 6/1/2024 4:31 PM, Ross Clark wrote:
    "...founded in 2018 by American film producer Hal Croasmun, the
    president of ScreenwritingU, a company that provides screenwriting
    courses, and helps screenwriters to break into the industry."



    Oh, sorry! Must have dozed off there. I was trying to find out whether
    he had subsequently been replaced by an AI device...

    Before 1970 or so, the word [Creativity] was uncommon, and was
    considered a Fluffy word with little or No substance ?

    It's true that the concept of creativity might not have been
    as widely discussed or central to certain fields before 1970.

    Here's a more nuanced take on how "creativity" might have been viewed:


    The word "creativity" existed, but it wasn't necessarily a buzzword.

    The focus might have been more on specific skills or established styles
    within artistic and intellectual pursuits.

    Some might have seen "creativity" as a less rigorous concept compared to established theories or techniques.


    There could have been a growing emphasis on innovation and originality
    across various fields.
    Psychology might have placed a greater importance on creativity as a
    cognitive skill.
    "Creativity" might have become more mainstream, potentially leading to
    some perceiving it as a trendy term.

    _____________________________before 1970 or so, the word
    [creativeness] was more common?

    You're right, there might be some truth to "creativeness" being more
    common than "creativity" before 1970. Here's why:

    Evolution of Language: Languages naturally evolve, and sometimes
    word forms fall out of favor. "Creativeness" might have been a more
    prevalent form earlier on, gradually giving way to the shorter and more
    concise "creativity."

    Grammatical Nuance: "Creativeness" is a noun form derived from
    the adjective "creative."

    While both convey the same meaning, "creativeness" emphasizes the
    quality itself, whereas "creativity" is more about the act of creating.

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