The article proposes a diachronic reconstruction and philological analysis of Gramsci’s reflections on logic and methodology, with particular attention to section IV of Notebook 11. The Author maintains that the same answer found by Gramsci to the question of the logical instruments of thought - a solution based on the idea of "instrumental value" - enables him to "translate" in historicist terms the features of individual philosophy (systematicity, continuity of development, universality) and to clarify the tasks of the individual philosopher considered as a "specialized intellectual". It is also argued that this historicist "translation" of individual philosophy (or "philosophers’ philosophy") does not entail its simple and direct reduction to politics but, rather, the explanation of its peculiar "politicalness" and the redefinition of its "relative autonomy". The Author concludes with some comments on the theoretical and material links between Notebooks 10 and 11.
Keywords: Philosophy of praxis, translatability of languages, historicism, pragmatism, formal logic, methodology