Anani Stoynev graduated in philosophy at Sofia University in 1976. She specializes in Warsaw and Kiev. He has been working at the Institute of Philosophy at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1977. Since 1992 he has been the head of the History of Philosophy Section and editor-in-chief of the Philosophical Alternatives magazine. He defended his dissertations: "Elements of the religious-mythological complexes of Proto-Bulgarians and Slavs", "St. Ivan Rilski, the official Christianity and Bogomilism". He is the author of "The Worldview of the Proto-Bulgarians", "Bulgarian Slavs. Mythology and Religion", "Philosophical-Historical Reflections".