Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry ISBN: 978-93-5210-155-9
The three philosophical essays in this book were first published in the monthly review Arya in 1915 and 1918. In the title essay "Evolution" Sri Aurobindo deconstructs the materialistic theory of evolution, which had been the keynote of nineteenth century thought. He shows how advanced thinking was moving towards the perception of evolution "by a superconscient Knowledge which reveals things in Matter, Life and Mind out of the unfathomable Inconscient from which they rise". The other essays are titled "The Inconscient" and "Materialism".